Articles by: Dean Wiech
Dean Wiech is managing director at Tools4ever. Tools4ever supplies a variety of software products and integrated consultancy services involving identity management, such as user provisioning, role-based access control, password management, single sign-on and access management, serving more than five million user accounts worldwide.

The Three Sides To Data Security

April 29, 2014 5:00 am1 comment
The Three Sides To Data Security

In today’s complex corporate and business network environments, controlling access to sensitive data is of utmost concern. The amount of security-related data stored across a network is immense for many organizations, and relating all this data to the user’s account information in Active Directory can be tricky and time consuming.

There are really three sides to proper data security.

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4 Ways Your Small Business Can Improve IT Processes

January 7, 2014 5:00 am0 comments
4 Ways Your Small Business Can Improve IT Processes

When dealing with IT management for business support and growth, many small businesses are forced to do more with less, which can actually result in poorly-designed security measures.

Simple and effective steps and strategies that are also budget-friendly can have a huge impact on a business’s position in their industry market and allow leaders to focus on more pressing business matters.

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Confronting the Challenge of User and Access Management In the Cloud

September 20, 2013 5:00 am1 comment
Confronting the Challenge of User and Access Management In the Cloud

As the cloud continues to expand within the commercial world and cloud services such as Google Apps, GoToMeeting, and Office 365 being widely deployed, working with cloud applications have user and access management consequences that need to be addressed.

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Two-Factor Authorization Offers Businesses Better Security With Less Hassle

August 19, 2013 8:04 am0 comments
Two-Factor Authorization Offers Businesses Better Security With Less Hassle

As leaders within all types of organizations grow more concerned with the security of their networks, they increasingly turn to enhanced security and access processes over the “normal,” more traditional approaches to user name and password authentication methods.

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The Cost of Not Disabling, Deleting, or Deprovisioning User Accounts Can Be Enormous

June 17, 2013 9:00 am0 comments
The Cost of Not Disabling, Deleting, or Deprovisioning User Accounts Can Be Enormous

We are all aware of the potential security risks organizations face when they don’t properly disable or delete network accounts when users leave an organization. If former users still have access to customer data and sensitive internal systems, then there is great potential for them to wreak havoc on the file systems.

Most businesses attempt to take immediate steps to prevent this type of action when an employee is terminated or leaves of their own volition, but some do not. However, even if security is not an issue or if there is no concern, there is one very important issue that is often overlooked: the costs associated with not disabling accounts, licensed applications, and cloud-based solutions.

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Simple Steps Small Businesses Can Take to Ensure Systems Security and Reduce Employee Access Issues

May 3, 2013 1:34 pm0 comments
Simple Steps Small Businesses Can Take to Ensure Systems Security and Reduce Employee Access Issues

  Like large organizations, small businesses also often have several identity and access management issues, such as ensuring security of systems and applications along with handling password issues. Unlike large organizations, they often do not have the staff and resources to easily handle these tasks, so the tasks either go [...]

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