Topic: Single Sign On (SSO) Security
Date: Wednesday April 19th 2017
What is Single Sign On (SSO)? How does it work?
Do I need it at my nonprofit?
Will SSO help enhance the security of nonprofit IT at my organization?
What SSO products are available? How much do they cost?
Single Sign On (SSO) technology has been growing in popularity but is more than just trendy – when implemented correctly it can make your nonprofit’s cloud-based applications easier to use and enhance your security. Similar to the password managers many of us already use, an SSO product forms a protective layer between the user and cloud applications that user has access to, and acts as a master password.
From the staff member’s standpoint, the SSO adds convenience – only one password to remember and you are connected to all your organization’s cloud services – remote email and file sharing, databases, etc. The single password can be made to require 2-step authentication, making it reasonably secure. And if the single sign on is compromised – no writing it on a sticky note on your laptop! – the IT administrator can disassociate it from all cloud credentials at a single stroke.
To learn more about the ways these tools can improve the security of your organization’s cloud, join Matt Eshleman for a half-hour presentation followed by Q&A as he shares our experiences with SSO. He discusses where it can be a successful part of your security strategy, the pros and cons, the available SSO products, tips on training staff on SSO, and the costs.
This webinar is appropriate for nonprofit executives, managers and nonprofit IT personnel – and as with all our webinars, we will discuss technology in a manner that is accessible to a varied audience.
As the Chief Technology Officer at Community IT, Matthew Eshleman is responsible for shaping Community IT’s strategy in assessing and recommending technology solutions to clients. With a deep background in network infrastructure technology he fundamentally understands how technology works and interoperates both in the office and in the cloud.
Matt joined Community IT as an intern in the summer of 2000 and after finishing his dual degrees in Computer Science and Computer Information Systems at Eastern Mennonite University he rejoined Community IT as a network administrator in January of 2001. Matt has steadily progressed up at Community IT and while working full time received his MBA from the Carey School of Business at Johns Hopkins University.
Matt is a frequent speaker at NTEN events and has presented at the Inside NGO conference and Non-Profit Risk Management Summit. He lives in Baltimore MD with his wife, daughter and son.