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When Age Matters in Your Organization

A series on password policies

Many people consider it a harmless rite of passage to lie about their age. In fact, in a study of 1,000 college students, nearly two-thirds admitted to using fake IDs to get around the legal drinking age.

Unfortunately, this kind of get-around isn’t relegated to our youth. When it comes to password […]

By |September 11th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Hackers and Hurricane Harvey

How to Prevent Cyber Crime during a Natural Disaster

August 29, 2017 (Houston) – Hurricane Harvey just crippled much of the Gulf coast region in Texas – and the damage isn’t over yet. With over 30,000 people displaced to temporary shelters and thousands of calls flooding 911 dispatchers, all eyes are on rescue efforts.

As a business […]

By |August 29th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

I$ Thi$ P@$$w0rd C0mp1ex En0ugh?

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