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A whole bunch of Cisco Two-factor Tutorials

We've spent some time in our lab with a Cisco ASA 5500 series VPN and we have posted a few of tutorials:

4 Steps to Mitigate 95% of Known Vulnerabilities

The article "4 Steps to Mitigate 95% of Known Vulnerabilities" piqued my interest.  The Australian DoD also has their top four mitigation strategies (and their top four for Linux).  While I like the simplification of 4 things versus 35, it would be great to be able to match up the controls/strategies with actual percentage of time the control forces an attacker to adapt or give up.  The 2014 Verizon DBIR, for example, states that lost, stolen or weak credentials were used in three-quarters of all attacks making a strong case for two-factor authentication.

Seven common misconceptions about two-factor authentication

We get a lot of questions from enterprises as they deploy two-factor authentication. There are a good number of misconceptions out there about how to do it. Here's are six that we see frequently as enterprises first start to think about two-factor authentication:

Build your own cloud-based two-factor authentication service

We published a tutorial on how to use packer to build your own cloud-based two-factor authentication as a service with WiKID.  As you can see from the tutorial, it is incredibly easy to setup WiKID on EC2, GCE, Digital Ocean etc. Moreover, this is a very easy way to build a WiKID server for your internal virtual platform if it is supported by packer.   You can download the scripts from our github repo.

A few things to note:

Two-factor auth from the get-go: Eliminating Password1.

Yesterday, Dave Kennedy tweeted:

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