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Ken Dawson to Present on HR.com on Implementing Multi-Factor Authentication

By ClearStar | Nov 11, 2011 | Company News

ClearStar, as a leading background check technology and service provider is pleased to share that Ken Dawson, VP and CIO/CSO of ClearStar, will be presenting Enhancing Security by Implementing Multi-Factor Authentication on HR.com.

With the implementation of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) across all ClearStar users effective December 31, 2011, this webcast is an ideal opportunity for you and your clients to become further educated on the process and its importance in the security of background screening technology. Look for additional communication regarding the implementation of MFA and as always, our team is available to support you through the process.

Join us for Enhancing Security by Implementing Multi-Factor Authentication on HR.com

Date: November 10, 2011
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

Note that the webcast has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

Description
This session will help you to learn what multi-factor authentication is, why it’s important to the security of your technology, and how to implement it in existing systems. Making sure that users who authenticate to your systems are who they say they are is the first step in protecting the sensitive personal and corporate information that is stored in these systems. Implementing Multi-Factor Authentication will also help your technology meet industry requirements, like the Experian Independent 3rd Party Assessment standards (EI3PA) or the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
Multi-factor authentication is the use of two or more authentication factors to authenticate the user of a system. These factors are:

• something the user knows, like a password;
• something the user has, like a key card; and
• something the user is, like a fingerprint

Typical authentication systems include a username and password, which is only a single factor (“something the user knows”). To decrease the likelihood of a compromise of the user authentication process, multiple factors are used to authenticate each user. By adding an additional factor when authenticating a user, like a token, key card, or fingerprint, the identity of the user can be authenticated with greater certainty. However, the selection of an additional factor may have a great deal of impact on the quality of the user experience when logging into the system.

By highlighting a real-world implementation that helped background screening companies deliver a multi-factor solution to Human Resources professionals, this session will give you the tools to determine the right approach for your organization.

About ClearStar
ClearStar is a trusted provider of background check technology,  strategic services and decision‐making information. ClearStar’s mission critical HR-XML Consortium certified technology platform and innovative tools like Web services,  Web Application Programming Interface (Web API) and shared source code are in use by over 150 consumer reporting agencies. A four‐time Inc. 5000 honoree,  ClearStar has provided  innovative technology solutions to  businesses in the human capital management  industry from its corporate offices in Alpharetta,  Georgia since 1995. For more  information about ClearStar; please visit www.ClearStar.net.