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Access Smart Wins SMB TechFest “Best Security” Award

Power LogOn Secures Multi-Factor Authentication Before Bootup and the Firewall

Multi-factor Authentication Password InfrastructureLADERA RANCH, California—Access Smart, LLC today announced that its Power Logon Multi-Factor Authentication and Password Management System was voted “Best Security” by the attendees at the recent SMB TechFest, California’s largest quarterly technology conference. Power LogOn is an advanced Multi-Factor Authentication System with integrated Enterprise Password Management that secures networks, clouds and computers by combining physical and logical access onto a single credential and eliminating the weakest link in cybersecurity: user managed passwords.

“We are honored to receive the prestigious Best Security award at SMB TechFest,” said founder and CEO Dovell Bonnett. “SMB TechFest is a great venue to check out the latest developments in IT technology, hear industry experts speak and connect with potential partners. With so many outstanding products and solutions showcased at SMB TechFest, we are honored to have been selected as the best security solution.”

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Passwords are Protected by the U.S. Constitution!

Did you know: The U.S. Courts have deemed that passwords are protected under the U.S. Constitution?

united-states-constitutionU.S. Courts have ruled that passwords are considered free speech since they are considered “knowledge”. Therefore, under the Bill of Rights, 5th amendment , no person is required to disclose information that could incriminate themselves. DNA and biometrics, on the other hand, are not protected by these same rights. What’s more, Private Keys are not protected by the Constitution since they are computer generated and not considered  an individual’s “knowledge”. Read More→

Password Managers – Not all the same

Know your Password Manager

enterprise password managerLast week the cybersecurity industry was a buzz about the Boston-based company LogMeIn, Inc purchasing LastPass for $125M. In the different news articles some interesting facts were quoted:

  1.  Only 10 percent of knowledge workers today use a password manager
  2.  Only 37 percent of survey participants use passwords that contain both letters and numbers
  3.  Nearly 64 percent of people who use the Internet deploy the same password for most websites
  4.  Nearly 80 percent of cloud-based services and apps have monitored, sensitive or private information
  5.  35 percent intend to adopt a password manager in the next 12 months

While these are staggering statistics, it’s the last one I want to address. That’s because not all password managers are the same. You need to understand the differences before you deploy. Read More→

You Need Password Authentication Infrastructure

Password Authentication InfrastructureEvery day I read another post, hear another news story, or have another conversation that passwords are insecure and that PKI and digital certificates must replace passwords. Comparing passwords to certificates, or PKI, is not correct because:

  1. A passwords is a single component within multifactor authentication.
  2. Certificates and PKI are a complete infrastructure made up of many different components.
  3. What keeps certificates secure is how their keys are safeguarded, generated, protected, and managed

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Power LogOn® now supports Microsoft Azure

Access Smart® Improves Cybersecurity With Power LogOn.

Girl with Power LogOn in office button(190x190)LADERA RANCH, CA.  June 15, 2015 – Access Smart, LLC today announced that the Power LogOn software now supports Microsoft Azure.  Power LogOn adds an extra layer of cybersecurity during the initial logon process to Azure.  Azure provides Power LogOn customers with an efficient cloud solution, keeping data available with improved security.

Because cybersecurity needs to start before the firewall, Access Smart complements Azure by adding on a security-enhanced password manager.  To access the power of Azure, employees don’t need to type in their user name and password. The greatest security threat to any company is the employee managed user names and passwords. By removing this cybersecurity vulnerability, Power LogOn puts the control of sensitive data back in the hands of IT professionals. Read More→