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Stolen Usernames and Passwords – So What?

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We read about stolen user accounts and passwords on the news all the time. It happens so often that we barely react anymore.
– So what as long as it does not concern our company, some might think.

However, the IT security of Your company is in fact being compromised by such hacks, although you have almost nothing to do with the organization hacked.

Let us consider for example the recent hack of usernames and passwords at Disney+. While your organization might not be directly linked to Disney+, you might still have employees who have a Disney+ account.
It is a known issue that people reuse passwords. There are just so many services you need a password for, both in your private and work life. There is always the risk that some employees might have reused a Disney+ password for systems in your IT environment. Unfortunately, when it comes to IT security Murphy’s law usually applies.

What can we do about this?

For one thing, we can demand that people use more strong passwords.
Using longer and more complex passwords will actually help, even if there would be a reuse of the password across private and work applications. This is because stolen lists of usernames and passwords are most often still encrypted. An easy password is easier to decrypt than a complex one.

Another strategy can be to improve the user experience around passwords in your organization. For example, if the user knows that it is easy to restore passwords by self-service, then he/she will be more confident to choose a unique password rather than reuse an old one.

If you would like to know how Beta Systems can support your password management, visit our website: https://www.betasystems-iam.com/en/products/password-management.html

Or reach out to us directly: https://www.betasystems-iam.com/en/contact.html    

Password Management New Release Available Now

Today we are happy to announce the release of the new version of its Password Management solution SAM Password 5.3. SAM Password is designed to simplify access across networks of distributed computers without compromising security. It consists of SAM Password Synchronization and SAM Password Self Reset, providing improvements that extent the feature set of this proven technology. With SAM Password, companies reduce the cost and security exposures related to the management of user passwords and user availability.

Password Management IAMSAM Password Synchronization provides a consistent method for managing the major aspects of password and user id access attributes across multiple platforms. Changing a password on one systems results

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Stefanie Pfau

Product Manager IAM
Stefanie has been working in the IT sector for 15 years and started as project manager for complex software projects for hospitals. From these very complex but more standardized healthcare projects, she moved to the retail industry with more international software projects meeting different international legal requirements and the fufilment of customer specific software solutions based on standard software.

With her quick uptake, above average commitment, and analytical ability to see through complex situations, she took over responsibility for the technical product management at Beta Systems. With her proven track record and her excellent attention to detail and follow through she is a very strong asset for our IAM strategy development. Stefanie understands core business objectives, and translates them into excellent product solutions by creating detailed functional specifications for use by both technical and non-technical readers.

Network Security’s weakest Link: Password Management

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While network security encompasses both the physical and software preventative measures to prevent and monitor unauthorized accesses or misuse of a computer network, the adoption of a password management policy and strategy can be foundational to the prevention of unauthorized uses of network resources. In many cases, simple password management is the weakest link.

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Ginny Turley

Ginny Turley is a seasoned Marketing professional with experience in product management, product marketing and brand management. She works hard to communicate and inform the market and thrives on delighting customers while exceeding expectations.

Password Management solution across multiple platforms

SAM Password SynchronizationToday we would like to share some information about our SAM Password Synchronization installation at a financial services customer.  The bank, based in Poland, is a subsidiary of northern Europe’s largest financial services group. It has been providing retail and corporate banking services to the Polish market starting in the early 1990s.

With the implementation of SAM Password Synchronization, or in short SAM PS, the bank can now provide end users with access to heterogeneous platforms via a single password. In the Baltic countries subsidiaries of the financial services group already take advantage of the password management solution SAM PS. The solution helps the bank enforce its strict security policies while increasing convenience for business users and reducing the help desk’s workload.

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Thomas gr. Osterhues

Thomas is Senior Manager Marketing at Beta Systems. While working at market leaders Coca-Cola and Lidl, he was infected with the tech bug and moved rapidly into the software world, working for leading ECM and IAM companies in Marketing, Channel Sales and Product & Solution Management., with a strong focus on business processes and data center solutions at large clients.
He is able to rapidly understand and articulate how technology can solve specific business challenges: for sectors, channels, prospects, teams … and bring all stakeholders on board. He is someone who gets the job done – and then some.