Larry Conroy

March 13, 2017
by Larry Conroy
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Movie Theater Mayhem-QR Code

 

Movie theater QR code:

I almost lost it last night. My date and I approached the ticket taker at our local movie theater with a QR code ticket on my phone. I find it fascinating that phones are now used for a valid entrance. I proudly showed my QR code to the young attendant and was quickly asked for my confirmation code. What happened next got me thinking all about advanced security.

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Tyler Dannat

February 22, 2017
by Tyler Dannat
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Top Concerns of Cloud Hosted Systems in Higher Education

By 2020, the number of smartphones, tablets, and PCs in use will reach approximately 7.3 billion units. This wave of the Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming even more prevalent throughout higher education institutions. However, Cloud Hosted Systems and services are still only a conceptual notion among many colleges and universities.

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Christopher Perry

February 8, 2017
by Christopher Perry
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Windows Server 2016 Certification – PortalGuard v5.5

Windows Server 2016 Certification informs IT administrators and authorities alike that hardware components, software solutions, and other devices meet Microsoft’s standards for compatibility and Best Practices.  We are proud to announce that the latest version of PortalGuard meets Windows Server 2016 Certification requirements!

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Ryan McDermott

February 1, 2017
by Ryan McDermott
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Google reCAPTCHA and More in PortalGuard v5.5 Release

PistolStar, Inc. engineers have released a new version of PortalGuard v5.5 that introduces nine new features! With new feature requests from customers as well as growth in the software industry, we are determined to keep PortalGuard an up to date leader in password security management. 

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Christopher Perry

December 2, 2016
by Christopher Perry
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3 Things I Wish Everyone Knew about Web Single Sign On

web single sign onThe holiday season is upon us, and the web is going to begin inundating us with shopping deals and list after list.  In light of that, I’ve put together a list of things that I wish everyone know about Web Single Sign On.

Web Single Sign On is a gift that keeps on giving under the right circumstances.  Unfortunately, SSO is vastly under appreciated.  So, in the spirit of the upcoming holidays, this is my gift to readers: 3 things that everyone needs to know about web single sign on, and what makes it such a special gift for your organization.

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Christopher Perry

November 11, 2016
by Christopher Perry
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The Future of Authentication Security – What a DDoS Attack Taught Us

the future of authenticationThe future of authentication security sounds like the beginning of some overthought seminar on protecting what is yours. It brings to mind dry, technical conversations that often have little bearing on the immediate here and now. This is the future of authentication that we are talking about, after all.

However – if we take a look at the recent DDoS attacks on Dyn that took down a huge chunk of the internet, we can learn a lot about the importance of security and the role that individuals play in its future. Continue Reading →

Christopher Perry

October 28, 2016
by Christopher Perry
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CAS SSO Support – Banner, Ellucian, and Education

CAS SSOThroughout higher education, few names ring out so spectacularly as Ellucian.  Providing many strong applications for higher education has made Ellucian a major boon to the industry.  However, there is always one low hanging fruit: CAS SSO.  Typically, providing fully integrated SSO to Banner requires the use of the Ellucian Identity Service, or a conglomerate of separate solutions.

That is no longer the case. Continue Reading →

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