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September 23, 2021
[Customer Story] How Appsian Helped OU Secure their PeopleSoft Data by Integrating Duo Security (for Dynamic MFA)

Since 2008, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) has successfully used the Appsian Security dynamic MFA solution to…...

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July 29, 2021
Why You Should Avoid Customizing PeopleSoft to Enable Single Sign-On (SAML/ADFS)

Don’t Risk the Security of your Data with Customized SSO SAML/ADFS Integration for PeopleSoft I was on a recent discovery call, and…...

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June 25, 2021
[Customer Story] Collin County, Texas, Uses Appsian’s MFA Solution to Improve PeopleSoft Data Security

Collin County, like all counties in Texas, is considered an extension of state government. Located just north of Dallas, Collin…...

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May 12, 2021
[Podcast] Securing Access with PeopleSoft

Appsian’s Executive Director for Security Solutions, Greg Wendt, appears in the latest episode of IAM Pulse, a podcast from BIO-key…...

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January 4, 2021
Modernize PeopleSoft Security with Defense in Depth

As work-from-home continues into 2021 indefinitely and the reality of this increased risk becomes clearer, organizations should heavily prioritize the…...

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August 4, 2020
Why Colleges and Universities are Rushing to Implement Single Sign-On for PeopleSoft

It’s not uncommon for higher education institutions to approach us (with great haste) about our Single Sign-On (SSO) solution for PeopleSoft Campus Solutions. Lately, I’ve noticed…...

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June 23, 2020
Australia Under Cyberattack – How to Quickly Implement “Zero Trust Security” in PeopleSoft

Just a few days ago, the Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison announced that Australia is being continuously targeted by sophisticated,…...

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May 13, 2020
The Implications of Remote (Higher Education) Learning… Now that CSU Announced Campuses are 100% Remote in the Fall

California State University, the largest four-year public university system in the country, made headlines when it announced Tuesday that it intends to…...

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May 6, 2020
Oracle Extends PeopleSoft Support to 2031. Now’s the Time to Invest in PeopleSoft Data Security Projects

On April 19, 2020, Oracle announced on its PeopleSoft Support blog that the company is extending support for the ERP application…...

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April 7, 2020
Looking for a PeopleSoft ‘Quick Win’? Integrate SAML for Single Sign-On (SSO)

It’s no secret that managing PeopleSoft passwords can be challenging. This has been a hot topic for years – and…...

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March 18, 2020
Remote Access to PeopleSoft a Requirement? Here’s (3) Success Stories to Consider

With the workforce disruption caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19),enabling remote access to ERP applications like Oracle PeopleSoft has become a business…...

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March 11, 2020
Five Tips for Enabling Secure Mobile Access to PeopleSoft

Enabling mobile access to PeopleSoft is a primary objective for many organizations. Naturally, there are security concerns when making transactions…...

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March 9, 2020
Responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19): How to Enable PeopleSoft for Secure Telecommuting

With companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and Twitter encouraging workers to stay home, many wonder if this is the beginning of…...

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November 14, 2019
Why Adaptive Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is the Key to Strict ERP Security – Without Causing User Friction

Cats & dogs, oil & water… Apparently, these groups don’t get along. You can definitely add Security Admins & Business…...

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September 6, 2019
Evaluating a PeopleSoft Single Sign-On (SSO) Solution: 6 Questions to Ask your Vendor

What is Single Sign On in PeopleSoft? PeopleSoft, an ERP application designed by Oracle, lacks native Security Assertion Markup Language…...

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August 2, 2019
PeopleSoft RECONNECT 19 Recap: Fluid Remains the HOTTEST Topic

As the premier deep-dive PeopleSoft-focused event of the year, PeopleSoft Reconnect (presented by Quest Oracle User Group) has always touted…...

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April 3, 2019
ERP User Experience: Managing Back Office in a Mobile World (Part One – The Challenges)

We live in a connected economy.  We live in a connected world. We want our games, our movies and our…...

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March 7, 2019
Making Sense of MFA, SSO and Other Session Baby Sitters

I was at the Alliance conference in Orlando this past week, and in the course of presenting and listening to…...

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November 28, 2018
December is Prime “ERP Data Breach” Season… Be Prepared!

Establishing security best practices for your PeopleSoft applications is always a work in progress. As newer, more advanced threats come…...

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October 26, 2018
Social Engineering Attacks:  Exploiting the “Human Element”

In the digital security world, social engineering is defined as the act of tricking someone into doing something that is…...

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October 24, 2018
Appsian Customer, Hackensack Meridian Health, Honored as PeopleSoft Innovator at Oracle OpenWorld

This week, Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH), a New Jersey-based not-for-profit health care organization (and Appsian customer) was identified as a PeopleSoft Innovator for…...

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July 3, 2018
Ensure a successful Fluid Enablement project with PeopleUX

With the support for PeopleSoft 9.1 ending earlier this year (Jan 2018), most PeopleSoft customers are busy upgrading to PeopleSoft…...

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June 25, 2018
PeopleSoft and GDPR: Accelerate Breach Detection and Remediation

The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on May 25th, 2018 and made a far-spreading impact…...

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May 8, 2018
Best Practices for Approaching Oracle Cloud Applications – March 29th Gartner Report

Gartner recently released a report addressing the speculations around Oracle’s on-premise and cloud ERP applications. Focusing on Oracle ERP customers'…...

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May 3, 2018
Universities are wasting $60K/mo. (avg.) by NOT having a SAML Single Sign On for PeopleSoft

Did you know that... A *2014 Forrester study of a major US-based University showed that over 50% of user password…...

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April 19, 2018
The Keys to Avoiding a Failed PeopleSoft SSO Project

In a previous blog ‘Time is Money’ we discussed what lacking a PeopleSoft-integrated SSO is costing your organization. By now,…...

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February 5, 2018
Now Introducing PeopleSoft Security Analytics (Preview Available)

GreyHeller is proud to announce the arrival of PeopleSoft Security Analytics Next-generation software providing actionable insights into how your PeopleSoft…...

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January 9, 2018
PeopleSoft and GDPR: 2018’s Elephant in the Room

Who does GDPR Affect? Does your organization store or process European Union (EU) consumer data? Do you have employees that are citizens of any EU countries? If you answered…...

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October 17, 2017
Time is Money: What a lack of PeopleSoft Integrated SSO is costing your organization

In our blog this past June we discussed the merits of utilizing SAML as a protocol for sharing a person’s…...

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October 1, 2017
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month… and it couldn’t have come sooner!

In honor of October being National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we ask you to consider this scenario: How Cyber-Criminals are Stealing…...

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September 17, 2017
Event Mapping in PeopleTools 8.56

What it is? Event Mapping is a new subcomponent of the Related Content Framework. PeopleTools released Event Mapping with version…...

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September 10, 2017
Why is Optimizing PeopleSoft for Accessibility so difficult?

If you’re responsible for Accessibility at your organization, you have a lot of responsibilities:  facilities, training, technology, documentation, note taking,…...

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September 6, 2017
Adopting Cloud: Fact or Myth – “Hybrid as a Best Practice”

Stop me if you’ve heard this one... “Do you want to get the most from your ERP? Then you must…...

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August 22, 2017
Don’t let the DOJ take your foot off the “accessibility compliance” gas pedal

We are disheartened by the recent publication of the Trump Administration's Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions which changed…...

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August 11, 2017
University of Waterloo relaunches direct deposit self-service functionality for employees

Direct deposit is a given for most of us. Until it doesn't work. I definitely remember the days of getting…...

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August 6, 2017
AHG 2017 Conference: University of Colorado’s session about making PeopleSoft accessible

The 2017 Accessing Higher Ground conference focuses on the implementation and benefits of: Accessible media, Universal Design and Assistive Technology…...

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August 6, 2017
University of Minnesota made PeopleSoft truly accessible. Here’s how.

Leveraging GreyHeller’s PeopleUX technology platform, our customer – University of Minnesota – made its Student Self-Service, Faculty, Job Applicant components…...

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August 6, 2017
Why the 2017 Anthem Healthcare breach matters to PeopleSoft customers

A GreyHeller customer – one of the largest financial services firms in the US – licensed and implemented our ERP…...

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June 7, 2017
SAML and PeopleSoft Security – Why you should care

SAML. ADFS. Shibboleth. Your network team may be bringing up these terms as they relate to your organization’s security initiatives…...

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February 15, 2017
Heartbleed, Ticketbleed… When Network Infrastructure Security Lets us Down

When securing enterprise systems every PeopleSoft customer knows they need strong passwords and secure networks. A good firewall is a…...

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November 14, 2016
Make The Most of Campus Solutions 9.2 & Fluid

July 26, 2016 marked the release of Campus Solutions 9.2 bundle image 2 and the introduction of Fluid self-service transactions.…...

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September 23, 2016
Gartner response to Yahoo breach – why it matters to PeopleSoft customers

“All organisations should now assume that they are in a state of continuous compromise," Rajpreet Kaur, Senior Research Analyst at Gartner.…...

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September 22, 2016
500 million Yahoo accounts breached – state sponsored actor

Today Yahoo Chief Information Security Officer Bob Lord released this - "We have confirmed, based on a recent investigation, that a copy…...

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September 22, 2016
Getting the Most Out of PeopleSoft: PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface (OpenWorld 2016)

Our customer - Florida State University - and our partner - Oracle - presented at OpenWorld this week. The components…...

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September 20, 2016
Want to know what our secret weapon looks like?

Jim Marion's PeopleTools Tips & Techniques session at Oracle OpenWorld 2016 was standing room only....

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September 15, 2016
Fall Webinar Series: UX; Security; Tips & Techniques

Please join us for our Fall Webinar Series. UX Webinars Make The Most of Campus Solutions 9.2 and Fluid Wednesday,…...

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February 24, 2016
Fluid webinar series: Adopting Fluid? Make It Secure

This Webinar details how PeopleSoft customers can securely push Fluid HCM Self-Service transactions outside the corporate network....

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February 23, 2016
Webinar Recording: UNC Chapel Hill Thwarts Cybercrime with ERP Firewall

This webinar is from last year but the topic and information is still very relevant, perhaps even more relevant considering…...

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February 5, 2016
Top Campus CIO Priorities 2016

We hear lots of noise about Cloud but in Higher Education it looks like for what The Campus Computing Project…...

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January 25, 2016
Data Privacy Day is January 28th!

        Join GreyHeller in promoting Data Privacy Day - the goal is to promote a safer and…...

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January 19, 2016
Educause Top Ten IT Issues 2016

Educause's 2016 report puts Information Security at the top of the list. Lots of reasons, but here's one that stands out…...

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December 2, 2015
PS_TOKEN, Phishing and Peoplesoft

After the PS_TOKEN threat vector was announced at Hack in the Box Amsterdam in May 2015, security organizations started adding…...

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November 11, 2015
Oracle’s CVE-2015-4852 Update

Since many PeopleSoft customers utilize weblogic for their PeopleSoft environment, we wanted to highlight yesterday’s security alert. Oracle released an…...

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November 6, 2015
PS_TOKEN becoming standard PeopleSoft Penetration Test

After the PS_TOKEN threat vector was announced at Hack in the Box Amsterdam in May 2015, security organizations started adding…...

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October 15, 2015
Automation of Identity Management Ensures Data Security

Security professionals are generally most concerned with outside hackers, malicious insiders and accidental data loss.  However, if they don’t focus…...

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September 22, 2015
Why you should take a layered approach to securing PeopleSoft access

A layered approach is critical to protect your PeopleSoft system against multiple threat vectors. Deploying a series of security barriers…...

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September 18, 2015
Customer Focus: UNC Chapel Hill and Verizon Webinar Series

Back by popular demand, join GreyHeller for its Fall Customer Focus Webinar Series to learn more about our customers' Security and Mobile…...

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September 16, 2015
What is True Responsiveness?

Designed to intelligently move functionality based on available real estate, transforming the user experience. What is True Responsiveness? Your employees…...

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September 4, 2015
What you need to know about the reported PS_Token vulnerability

Appsian has been offering security assessments to both customers and non-customers around the potential of a PS_TOKEN configuration vulnerability. Over…...

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September 1, 2015
Google changed its logo today – what does it mean?

Today, Google changed its logo to better represent its presence on platforms other than desktop PC’s — where people initially…...

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August 31, 2015
CarolinaGo Mobile App Single Day Downloads Hit 2,000

According to Kate Hash, Manager of ITS Communications at UNC Chapel Hill, “Up until Friday, our largest download month had…...

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August 25, 2015
Tracking high-privileged users requires a strict security policy

While some organizations believe hacks come from only external sources, these companies may be missing an even larger threat: internal,…...

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August 14, 2015
What you should know about PeopleSoft and Common Web Application Vulnerabilities

Background In recent blog posts, we’ve mentioned that PeopleSoft provides a number of security protections out of the box. In…...

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August 2, 2015
Webinar: Fact or Myth – Protecting your PeopleSoft HCM Data from Cybercrime

Want to sort cybercrime fact from fiction? Do you think you know the difference? Test your knowledge. In this OHUG sponsored…...

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July 7, 2015
PS_Token Update and Department of Homeland Security July 1 Report

As a follow-up to our June 3rd post PS_TOKEN vulnerability and prevention, I wanted to share recent activity about which…...

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June 24, 2015
Who is GreyHeller? [VIDEO]

GreyHeller was founded on the idea that much of the available enterprise software needed to be simplified.Co-Founders Chris Heller and…...

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June 6, 2015
PeopleSoft and the Future of ERP

In this two-part series, GreyHeller founders and former, early PeopleSoft Technical Strategists, Larry Grey and Chris Heller will discuss ERP…...

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June 3, 2015
What you should know about PS_TOKEN vulnerabilities and how to prevent them

If you weren’t in Amsterdam last week,  you missed out on a session at the Hack in the Box conference…...

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April 20, 2015
GreyHeller Annual ERP Upgrade Survey Results

At GreyHeller we speak with hundreds of ERP systems customers every year across all industries. Because we develop and license…...

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April 9, 2015
GreyHeller Security & Mobile Webinar Series

4/22 Protecting PeopleSoft for Self Service Time: 11am PST / 2pm EST Description: Your employees are demanding better access to their pay,…...

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April 7, 2015
The Big Disconnect

Is is ignorance? The ostrich strategy? Breach fatigue? Whatever, the data are mind-boggling. In a recent Raytheon-Ponemon survey of 1006…...

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March 31, 2015
GreyHeller at Collaborate15- Las Vegas

GreyHeller is thrilled to showcase our Mobile and Security solutions at Collaborate 2015. From announcing new partnerships, to launching your institution’s mobile…...

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March 11, 2015
GreyHeller Sessions and Customer Sessions @ Alliance2015

GreyHeller is thrilled to showcase our Mobile and Security solutions and our customers’ sessions at Alliance 2015.  From announcing new partnerships, to launching…...

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February 18, 2015
US CEO Survey from PWC

Naturally, we're pleased that our products address 2 of the most strategically important technologies per this 2015 CEO survey by PwC:…...

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February 17, 2015
Executive Order 13636 promotes industry collaboration on cybercrime

Now we're getting somewhere... Obama recently signed Executive Order 13636 to much fanfare at Stanford University. Of particular interest to…...

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February 3, 2015
Top security breaches of 2014

Check out this chart for the top breaches... Date (2014) Company Number of records exposed Types of records 25 Jan…...

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February 3, 2015
2014 HEUG member survey


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January 29, 2015
Shelley Nelson Joins GreyHeller as Vice President of Services

Shelley Nelson,Vice President of Services San Ramon, California – January 28, 2015 – GreyHeller, LLC, provider of the leading security…...

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January 7, 2015

The Sony breach – and virally every other recent high profile breach – has finally driven home what GreyHeller has…...

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January 6, 2015
Cybersecurity Tipping Point? Absolutely.

We've been talking about this tipping point for some time now. Supporting our view... The Cybersecurity Tipping Point - from TechCrunch Assume…...

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January 6, 2015
GreyHeller January Security Webinar Series

January 5, 2015 - San Ramon, CA – GreyHeller today announced an Insider Threat Security Webinar Series focused on helping…...

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December 22, 2014
The Upside to Breach Fatigue

Smart consumers - pounded by the relentless onslaught of breaches affecting them directly (my household had new credit cards issued…...

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December 18, 2014
Breach fatigue

I heard a term yesterday that frightened me - Breach Fatigue (being in the Security business can make one paranoid).…...

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December 18, 2014
OHUG Interview With GreyHeller CEO Hendrix H. Bodden

The year has been full of cyber attacks that have left sensitive information ranging from bank accounts to social security…...

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December 17, 2014
Scary UK cybercrime data

Companies, higher education institutions, healthcare organizations are not only fighting organized cybercrime rings (makes the Mafia look like a cottage…...

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December 13, 2014
Sony Knew About Security Vulnerability Before Breach

Really? This has us scratching our editorializing necessary. An audit by PriceWaterhouseCoopers over the summer warned Sony - “Security incidents…...

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December 9, 2014
How Data Masking Helps Prevent Cyber Attacks

Data Masking could have helped prevent recent, high-profile destructive cyber attacks. How? By scrambling or removing sensitive data from production…...

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December 6, 2014
Allocation of risk in a data breach

We're getting closer to a tipping point where organizations are going to have to prove conclusively to their customers, lenders,…...

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December 4, 2014
Fluid UI– How to Deploy Safely & Securely– Webinar Recording

GreyHeller's Executive Director of Security Solutions, Greg Wendt, leads a demo-intensive session showing how organizations can deploy fluid transactions safely…...

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November 24, 2014
GreyHeller Presents A Two-Part Webinar

  2-Part Webinar Series Fluid UI – An Early Look Join Larry Grey, GreyHeller's President, and Chris Heller, CIO at GreyHeller, for an early look at…...

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November 18, 2014
Cyber Criminals Targeting University Payroll Systems

August 26, 2014 - San Ramon, CA – According to a recent advisory issued by Research and Education Networking Information…...

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November 17, 2014
Webinar Recording: GreyHeller and Fluid UI

On November 5, 2014, OHUG sponsored the webinar: GreyHeller and Fluid UI– The Best of Both Worlds. GreyHeller’s Responsive Design…...

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September 17, 2014
Secure Yourself Today for Tomorrow!

Ethical Hackers at Rhino Security Labs released information about serious security holes within Oracle applications this week. Millions of records…...

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August 18, 2014
GreyHeller Presents a FREE Webinar Series

Join us for a series of informative webinars hosted by Larry Grey, President, Chris Heller, Chief Technology Officer and Greg Wendt,…...

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August 8, 2014
Phishing attacks increase

June phishing attacks accounted for over $400 million in global losses. 57% of global phishing attacks are targeted at the…...

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August 8, 2014
Change your passwords

A Russian crime ring has collected over 1.2 billion user names and passwords. The statistics within this breach are stunning.…...

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July 31, 2014
Protect Against Mistakes

Homeland Security issued a new report warning about hackers attacking remote access software. Checking in from home leaves entry for…...

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July 23, 2014
Top 10 Data Breaches of the Past Five Years (Infographic)

Top 10 Data Breaches of the Past Five Years (Infographic) By TSC Advantage, Holistic Security Consultancy...

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July 21, 2014
Don’t be reactive when it comes to securing your PeopleSoft assets from cybercime. Be proactive.

Kevin R. Brock, a leading cybersecurity expert and the FBI’s former Principal Deputy Director, National Counterterrorism Center and Assistant Director…...

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July 17, 2014
GreyHeller Appoints New Executive Director of Security Solutions

Organizations seek protection of their Oracle PeopleSoft applications from cybercrime San Ramon, California – July 15, 2014 Today, GreyHeller announced…...

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July 4, 2014
Responsive Design: what is it and why is it important to Oracle® PeopleSoft customers?

In our conversations with Oracle® PeopleSoft customers about modernizing and mobilizing their PeopleSoft pages and customizations, we always introduce the…...

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July 3, 2014
Click to Call for Two-Factor Authentication

Recently, one of our Higher Education customers - a highly regarded US university - implemented another option for Two-Factor Authentication…...

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July 2, 2014
How much does it cost to avoid a breach?

If organizations won't spend what's necessary to license technology that protects their sensitive data because of cost considerations,we believe class…...

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June 27, 2014
Lessons from the Code Spaces DDoS

Last week the website Code Spaces was attacked by a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS). This is a pretty…...

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June 24, 2014
Another day another phishing attack

A single compromised website hosted 862 PHP scripts. Think about that for a minute – 1 server, with 862 scripts.…...

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May 21, 2014
$20 million in data breach costs vs. Licensing ERP Firewall……do the math

Costs associated with the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) data breach that occurred in April 2013 continue to rise…...

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February 13, 2014
Compiling PeopleCode

One of the very useful features in Application Designer is the ability to compile the PeopleCode for a project.  You…...

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June 17, 2013
How to Prevent Student Grade Hacking in PeopleSoft

Larry just posted a YouTube video that describes how our ERP Firewall product's 2-Factor Authentication feature can help prevent students…...

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May 26, 2011
Chicago Office Opens

Chicago office opens Well, we just couldn't stay put in the San Francisco East Bay. Based on 2010 growth, and…...

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March 21, 2011
PS/nVision is not configured properly on this workstation

Today, I was helping a customer configure our Desktop Single Signon product for use with nVision. Because this was a…...

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October 13, 2010
Introducing Automatic URL Shortening for your PeopleSoft URLs (automatic or TinyURL for PeopleSoft)

Did you know that the average PeopleSoft URL is over 100 characters long and is completely nonsensical to the average…...

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September 20, 2010
Advanced PeopleSoft Security Audit – OpenWorld 2010

David Pigman of SpearMC consulting presented Advanced PeopleSoft Security Audit. Most of the presentation consisted of walking through slides of…...

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September 14, 2010
Your security options are set improperly. Please contact your security administrator.

Hit this error message earlier and noticed that no search engines had the answer so I wanted to share. When…...

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September 3, 2010
Tuxedo Listening on Multiple IP addresses

When you create a domain for a PeopleSoft application server, the default configuration for the Tuxedo listener is a variable…...

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June 24, 2010
Query Tip of the day: Creating a Query from a PeopleSoft Component Name

One of the biggest challenges of end-users is to figure out where the data they want to query against resides.…...

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June 22, 2010
Query Tip: Updating the Effective Dates of In-Tree Criteria

One limitation of PeopleSoft Query is that when you use "In Tree" criteria, the effective date of the tree is…...

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July 24, 2009
Increasing System Availability with PeopleSoft

System Availability. This is a very important topic, that has received a lot of attention, especially in the area of…...

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July 8, 2009
Using PeopleSoft Performance Monitor

I had a question the other day about getting going with PeopleSoft Performance Monitor so I thought I'd post a…...

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June 28, 2009
Security Issues With PeopleSoft Production Refreshes

I helped some folks the other day with an issue that had the potential to be very serious for them;…...

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May 10, 2009
Functional Testing of PeopleSoft Applications

In our previous blog post we introduced a Continuous Integration server called Hudson to run automated tests against a PeopleSoft…...

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April 26, 2009
Issues with Dynamic Roles in PeopleSoft

We wrote awhile back about a customization that can be done to limit a user's roles dynamically at a signon…...

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March 10, 2009
Version Control for PeopleSoft demo

  In the past few weeks, we've had a lot of interest in our new Version Control for PeopleSoft product.…...

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February 20, 2009
Grey Sparling "PeopleSoft Experts" Webinar Series

  This blog post falls under the category of why haven't we done this earlier? Over the almost 4 years…...

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February 15, 2009
Out of Available Memory error running Application Engine

When you run an Application Engine program from within Application Designer (as we mentioned in our blog post on Application…...

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February 7, 2009
Fixing PeopleSoft Workflow Email Notifications

Workflow History When workflow was first added to PeopleSoft 5 back in 1995, the mantra was the three Rs: Rules,…...

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January 26, 2009
Taking control of your build files

Continuing on in the cool stuff we’ve been working on series, I wanted to post something about a topic that…...

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November 14, 2008
Overlapping Text in PeopleSoft and Safari 3.x

A little while back we had a request for help from Genentech to solve an issue that was causing them…...

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September 22, 2008
LDAP Query Syntax Tips

I've had a few conversations recently about the strangeness of LDAP query syntax so I thought a post some useful…...

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July 7, 2008
PeopleSoft telephony two factor authentication

(update : check out demo 4 in the Flash demo for our ERP Firewall to see some additional real world…...

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July 6, 2008
PeopleSoft IVR Integration the easy way

Yesterday's blog post on Java 5 and PeopleTools 8.49 (and my high hopes that it would have fixed something that…...

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April 15, 2008
International Rollouts of PeopleSoft – Do's and Don'ts

Session 3291 in the OAUG section. I went to Sylvain Nguyen's presentation on PeopleSoft global rollouts. Sylvain used to be…...

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April 11, 2008
Firewall Product as Savior

We had an interesting situation with one of our customers recently where creative use of one of our products, the…...

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April 9, 2008
Reporting against multiple Setids in PeopleSoft

This is another of those posts that I had intended to get completed a while ago, but ended up getting…...

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March 17, 2008
Links not Automatically Opening a Page

This is another blog posting that Chris and I had discussed putting out there (but got distracted doing other things,…...

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March 14, 2008
Can you use Winter or Node-Oriented Trees in GL?

This is a question that came up on the ITToolbox forum peopletools-l. I decided that it would be a good…...

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March 13, 2008
Baby steps with Reporting against PeopleSoft

So, you know that there’s opportunities for improving your end-users’ ability to get meaningful information out of PeopleSoft, but it…...

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November 5, 2007
An open letter to Carl Icahn

Dear Mr. Icahn,We see that you are getting access to BEA’s internal financial system. As you may or may not…...

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October 23, 2007
Looks like someone didn't implement workflow for approving vendor payment changes.

Looks like someone didn't implement workflow for approving vendor payment changes. Label- changes...

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September 26, 2007
Security Zone Management in Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer manages a whole host of security settings through the concept of security zones. Security zones have names such…...

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September 21, 2007
Drilling Deeper into PeopleSoft Pages

For those who are familiar with our demo and posting that discusses how to drill from a report into a…...

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July 19, 2007
The Good, Bad, and Ugly of our Niche…Part 1

  The blog entry goes under the heading of "If Grey Sparling Solutions were a B-School case study". You see,…...

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June 4, 2007
Upcoming Events

    Here are a couple of events that we'll be at:   Northern California PeopleSoft RUG meeting(June 15 at…...

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May 24, 2007
A Brief History of PeopleTools 9

Preface Readers should note that this post is about PeopleTools 9, not PeopleSoft 9 applications. PeopleSoft 9 has shipped to…...

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May 14, 2007
Advanced VBA Hooks in nVision

This is another blog entry I started a while back, but never completed. As mentioned in yesterday’s entry, there was…...

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March 20, 2007
Alliance 2007 Session Evaluations

In the past couple of days, we’ve received lots and lots of emails from folks who attended our sessions at…...

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March 16, 2007
Financials Objects for Drilling Demos

Although I put together a previous posting on Drilling and nVision, I only included a single nVision drill layout to…...

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January 10, 2007
Flash Demo of HCM ReportingFlash Demo of HCM Reporting

Over the past 24 hours, I’ve had lots of folks wanting to learn more about the HCM reporting examples in…...

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October 27, 2006
Oracle Open World 2006 Wrap-Up

We survived Oracle OpenWorld 2006. A very long, but rewarding week. We originally planned to to blog the show as…...

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August 30, 2006
Java and PeopleCode Tips and Tricks – Part 3

I haven't written anything on the Java and PeopleCode series (part 1, part 2) recently, so I thought I'd whip…...

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August 25, 2006
Hiding the PeopleSoft Pagebar in all component

We had an interesting "Ask the Experts" question yesterday about how to disable the PeopleSoft page bar across the entire…...

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August 23, 2006
Application Designer Index Management tip

David Kurtz has a good tip on his weblog about how to get rid of an annoying little bug in…...

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August 13, 2006
Associating database connections with PeopleSoft users

A common headache for DBAs managing PeopleSoft applications is not knowing which user a particular piece of SQL is being…...

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July 27, 2006
Grey Sparling Experts coming to a city near you!!!

Well, at least a city near you if you live near Richmond, VA or Washington DC. We've been asked to…...

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May 22, 2006
Fixing Report Manager

For those who know about Report Manager, it's the PeopleSoft-delivered means of finding and accessing reports. For those who support…...

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May 18, 2006
Little known Row Level Security hook

In my previous posting on passing parameters to nVision, I briefly mentioned something that was unknown to one of the…...

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May 13, 2006
Application Engine Development Tips

Application Engine can be fairly handy in a PeopleSoft developer's toolchest. Aside from all of the useful batch processing things…...

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May 8, 2006
Deeper dive explanation of Siebel Analytics by Mark Rittman

In my previous blog entry on nVision and Siebel Analytics, I shamelessly embedded a couple of screenshots from Mark's Blog.…...

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April 27, 2006
PeopleSoft Single Signon

(Sept. 20 update: since writing this we have created a Desktop Single Signon snap-on product that works with PeopleSoft Enterprise.…...

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February 28, 2006
Java and PeopleCode Tips and Tricks – Part 1

Since Java is the language of choice for the Oracle Fusion applications, I thought it would be nice to have…...

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January 19, 2006
Dynamic PeopleSoft Security Based on Login

(update : see ERP Firewall for PeopleSoft) A few years back I had the opportunity to help out with an…...

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January 9, 2006
Follow-on to styles and nVision

After reviewing my last posting, I realized that although I covered the specifics of style definitions and nVision, I missed…...

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January 6, 2006
Using Styles and nVision

So, you’ve created this really cool nVision report that gets all the data you want, but you can’t for the…...

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December 27, 2005
Materialized Views and Row Level Security

While consulting at the same customer in NYC, we were looking at performance issues related to implementing row level security.…...

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November 11, 2005
Filtering nVision for date and quarter

This week, one of our blog readers asked us for advice on filtering his/her nVision reports with respect to dates.…...

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November 1, 2005
October Update

Our apologies to our loyal blog readers for the lack of content in the past few weeks. Grey Sparling Solutions…...

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October 16, 2005
Why You Should Avoid PeopleCode For Row Level Security

In the previous post about row level security, I mentioned that the two PeopleCode events SearchInit and SearchSave were not…...

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October 14, 2005
Understanding Row Level Security

One of the things that is often misunderstood about PeopleSoft applications is how row level security works. Part of the…...

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September 29, 2005
Hierarchical Reporting in nVision

There was another set of requirements that were important to the customer in my conference call yesterday. That was hierarchical…...

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August 31, 2005
Understanding Setids and Business Units

For something as fundamental as Setid indirection, it’s surprising how few people really understand how it works. Hopefully, this will…...

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July 29, 2005
Training PS/Query to do new tricks…

Yesterday, I created a posting that discussed this for PS/nVision. Today, we'll talk about PS/Query. Tricks... Tricks... What tricks?Well, actually,…...

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July 25, 2005
NorCalPRUG Meeting Notes — PS/nVision vs. e.Spreadsheet

Actuate's Managed Spreadsheet Solution I was interested in this presentation specifically because when I worked at PeopleSoft, I worked on…...

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July 25, 2005
NorCalPRUG Meeting Notes — Technical Roundtable Notes

The last large session of the day was the Technical Roundtable. Chris Heller and Larry Grey of Grey Sparling were…...

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