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Duo two-factor authentication a major increase in IT security

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(co-authored by Andy Efting and Derek Spransy) The LITS Enterprise Security Office recently completed work on a major security effort at Emory: the implementation of two-factor authentication for external access to Emory’s network. In January of 2014, Enterprise Security prepared a business case in response to an ever increasing assault on Emory applications and the […]

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Ken Blacow, Senior IT Specialist, IT Security

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Ken Blacow (pronounced BLAY-koh) is a senior IT specialist and PCI subject matter expert (PCI is the security standard in the payment card industry) and has been in that position since April. Before he came to Emory, Ken spent 26 years in the movie theater business. He rose from the humble beginnings of tearing tickets and selling concessions to working […]

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Nataliya Bykova, IT Compliance Manager, Enterprise IT Security

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Nataliya Bykova (pronounced nah-TAL-yuh BIK-oh-vah) recently joined the Enterprise Information Security team as the IT compliance manager, joining a newly formed team in April. Before coming to Emory, Nataliya was the senior manager of information security at AON insurance company (eventually known as Ventive Technology.) She also spent four years at Coca-Cola Enterprises as their IT compliance lead. Nataliya’s first job in […]

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Vinh Nguyen, Security Analyst II, Enterprise IT Security

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Vinh Nguyen (pronounced VIN WIN) is a security analyst II in Enterprise IT Security. Before coming to Emory, Vinh worked at a financial company called Credigy Solutions in Norcross, GA, for two years as a senior security engineer. Prior to that he was in the Marines for five years. Born in Saigon, Vietnam, Vinh was raised in […]

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Anwar Reddick, Senior Enterprise Information Security Specialist, Enterprise IT Security

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Anwar Reddick joins the Enterprise IT Security team with a specialty in web application security. Prior to landing at Emory, Anwar spent ten years at Georgia Tech, where he was an information security research scientist. He also spent time doing software engineering and database design. Born in Queens, NY, Anwar received a bachelor of science in computer science and […]

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Duo Two-Factor Authentication is Coming

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With increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks targeting higher education and healthcare institutions, passwords alone are no longer a sufficient way to protect resources. Two-factor authentication decreases the risk of compromises and data breaches by making a username and password alone insufficient for accessing sensitive resources. Two-factor authentication is something that you have, like a mobile device, as well […]

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Top knowledge champions share their secrets

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The Knowledge Base (KB) is the central repository for LITS IT documentation and the key component of Emory’s Knowledge Management process. The ITSMO Team wanted to recognize two of its most prolific users to exemplify how useful the tool can be for all of LITS. Messaging Team – Jay Flanagan “One of the things my team […]

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