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A series on password policies

Have you seen the password joke that’s gone viral? It’s a computer prompt saying, “Sorry, but your password must contain an uppercase letter, haiku, gang sign and hieroglyph.”

It wouldn’t be so funny if it wasn’t so true. It can seem like passwords are taken entirely too seriously. Which makes complexity requirements […]

By |July 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When Familiarity Breeds Contempt from Your Cyber Enemies

A series on password policies

We’re all creatures of habit. We tend to eat at the same restaurants, sit in our same spots, and place the same dinner orders. Researchers have found that these autopilot responses can be helpful. They free our minds to focus on more important decisions.

So it’s no surprise that we’re creatures of […]

By |June 27th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

The password mistake you’re still making

A series on password policies

Passwords. They’re exhausting, aren’t they?

Because a simple password just isn’t enough to protect our companies anymore. In this era of cyber-attacks, we’re told our password must be strong. And complex. And long. And ever-changing. And . . .

And we’re tired. In fact, seven out of 10 people have stopped trusting that […]

By |June 2nd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Your rogue password could expose your organization

Understanding the relationship between your people, policies and password settings

Let’s talk about your password. Yes, the one you’ve configured to override the company policy.

We understand why you’ve gone rogue. You have a legitimate reason for changing your settings so that you never have to change your password. Maybe you’re making sure that your backup processes […]

By |May 22nd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Dormant Doormats: Two Things You Should Know about the Amazon Hacking

Amazon is known for its ease in delivering purchases to our doormats. But now the retail giant is in the news for another kind of ease – and it’s not good.

Hackers have figured out that Amazon’s third-party sellers are easy to hack. Cyber criminals recently accessed hundreds of accounts, posted fake items for sale, and […]

By |April 27th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Hacking into your organization might be this easy

Part three of a three-part series on system access assessments

Even with cybersecurity as a hot topic in recent years, hacking into your system might still be embarrassingly easy. How easy, you ask?

This easy: Within minutes, an auditor we know was able to log into a coffee company’s huge IBM system.

He discovered the security problem while […]

By |April 6th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Three Things to Add to Your Tax Filing Checklist

There’s more to think about this tax season than simply filing by April 18. Just ask the CEO of Sunrun.

Earlier this year, a hacker posed as the head of the residential solar company to request W-2 tax form data from the payroll department. And since it was nearing tax season, it seemed legitimate. Sensitive data […]

By |March 27th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

The Silent Accomplice in Your Office Environment

Part two of a three-part series on system access assessments

You probably hear all the time about the increasing sophistication of cyber attackers. But did you know that a whopping 85 percent of attacks are preventable? That’s what the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team estimated in a 2015 report.

The truth is that most cyber dangers […]

By |March 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Disgruntled versus happy employees: Why they both pose cyber risks

Part one of a three-part series on system access assessments

It’s probably the worst nightmare of any employer: When a former employee with a grudge hacks your company.

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Homeland Security Department, this kind of revenge is on the rise. “Companies victimized by current or former employees incur costs ‘from […]

By |February 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A surprising Super Bowl victory for adults with developmental disabilities

If you’re a fan of American football, then you know that the Atlanta Falcons had a surprisingly victorious season. You also probably know where you’ll be watching them face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI this Sunday in Houston, Texas.

But there will be another exciting team victory at NRG Stadium this Sunday – […]

By |February 3rd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments