Identity Automation Rolls Out RapidIdentity SafeID to Help Schools Counter Cyber Threats

Identity Automation, a digital identity platform for education, launched RapidIdentity SafeID, an option for educational institutions that use the company’s flagship RapidIdentity platform to manage identities and access.

RapidIdentity SafeID compares digital identities used at customer institutions and can alert and/or automate security measures when compromised credentials are discovered so IT can take action to prevent account takeovers and targeted attacks.

Remote learning has expanded the threat landscape significantly, and hackers continue to focus on the education sector, according to a recent ISACA report. Stolen credentials are the primary method cybercriminals use to access educational institution networks and data, and breaches can have major financial repercussions, including higher insurance premiums.

Strong password policies aren’t a panacea because bad habits like reusing the same password across multiple platforms put everyone at risk.

School IT teams often are overburdened and underequipped, making it a challenge for them to keep tabs on user account security. RapidIdentity SafeID helps by alerting IT automatically when compromised credentials are detected by checking school user credentials against data in SpyCloud’s proprietary repository, the world’s largest repository of data recaptured from breaches and other underground sources. Alerts support automated responses from the school to rapidly respond to the vulnerability.

Identity Automation’s partnership with SpyCloud provides advance warning that IT teams wouldn’t receive using other popular credentials monitoring tools. This can shorten the window of exposure and lessen the chance of a data breach since 80 percent of account takeovers occur soon after a data loss, often before the public knows.

RapidIdentity SafeID lets security teams react quickly to mitigate the threat, whether by killing an active session, requiring a reset or requiring the user to leverage multi-factor authentication to gain access.

Another advantage of using RapidIdentity SafeID it doesn’t require professional services or special training to implement. As a feature on the RapidIdentity platform, RapidIdentity SafeID requires a license and a simple walkthrough to inform school IT professionals of what it does and how they can leverage the intelligence they receive to address compromised credentials. Implementation is simple for Identity Automation customers who understand RapidIdentity’s authentication policies and delegation process.

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