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Password Breach Detection & Single Sign-On: Two Ways to Protect Your Account

April 16, 2020  |  3 min read

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At Logikcull, we put the security of your data above all else. That’s why we’re announcing two new features designed to protect and manage access to your Logikcull account: third-party password breach detection and single sign-on. The first feature, password breach detection, will automatically disable account access if your password is one of the billions that has been compromised in a third-party data breach. The second, single sign-on, allows you to get rid of Logikcull passwords altogether—using a single identifier, such as your Google, Microsoft, or Okta account, to manage your access to Logikcull.

The result is significantly more secure access to your Logikcull data—and, we hope, a bit more peace of mind.

Protecting Your Password With Third-Party Password Breach Detection

Did you know that nearly 1,500 data breaches accounting for some 5 billion exposed records were reported last year alone? It’s an alarming statistic—and one that, unfortunately, shows no signs of slowing.

There are more than 1.4 billion (with a b) compromised passwords floating around online. Those compromised passwords come from a variety of sources, from headline-making hacks to the hundreds of smaller data breaches that often go unnoticed. Once a password has been exposed, it can easily end up in the database of cybercriminals.

That’s why we’ve made password breach detection available to all users. Now, if you’re reusing a password that has been exposed to a security incident through its use on another site, we’ll automatically lock your account until your password has been reset.

Logikcull works with third-party security tools to maintain a continuously-updated database that tracks known exposed passwords. If we find that your password matches a compromised credential, we’ll prompt you to select a new password and block login attempts on your account in real-time.

When a third-party password breach is detected, Logikcull will automatically freeze access to the account and prompt the user to update their password. (Don't worry, this is just a sample; Robert's password remains safe and secret.)


Or Remove Passwords Altogether With Single Sign-On

We’re all familiar with password glut: the proliferation of dozens of passwords, each with their own requirements, across as many accounts—and all needing to be updated every three to six months.

It’s frustrating at the least. At the worst, it can lead to sloppy security practices that compromise the safety of your data—like reusing the same passwords with only slight variations across multiple sites, or leaving logs of your passwords on your desktops, either scribbled on Post-it Notes or, worse, in a passwords.doc file.

Now, account administrators on business level or subscription plans can also remove individual Logikcull passwords altogether by implementing single sign-on.

Single sign-on allows users to rely on just one set of credentials to access their accounts across a company or law firm’s apps, websites, or other data sources. When signing in to Logikcull, users will only need to input their email address. They’ll then be prompted to sign in with their identity provider, such as Google, Microsoft Azure, or Okta, if they aren’t already logged in to those accounts. 

With single sign-on, you no longer have to switch between passwords for your discovery platform, your case management system, your email, and the like. Simply sign on to a single account and use that credential to access your information across platforms.

Logging in to Logikcull with single sign-on—and no Logikcull-specific password needed!


Single sign-on allows for a faster, less frustrating, and more secure way to sign in to accounts for the end-user. But for administrators, it also provides greater control over account access and provisioning and de-provisioning users. When a user joins or departs the organization, administrators can grant or revoke access to a single credential in order to change access across all SSO-required tools.

Meanwhile, third-party access, for outside counsel and external partners who are outside of your identity provider, can still be granted as always, and protected through two-factor authentication.

Setting up SSO is simple. Indeed, it’s such a straight-forward process that account administrators can do it entirely on their own, without intervention from Logikcull’s support.


Keeping Your Peace of Mind Top of Mind

These two new ways to protect your Logikcull account, third-party password breach detection and single sign-on, join a growing list of security features, including two-factor authentication, data encryption in motion and at rest, regular SOC II Type 2 auditing, granular user permissions, robust penetration testing, and many more.

At Logikcull, we worry about the safety of your data, so you don’t have to. So here’s to a good night’s sleep.