Seemingly every day, companies of all sizes unknowingly expose valuable information to cybercriminals around the world. No matter the industry, cyber terrorists will seek to gain control of data in exchange for large sums of money through ransomware attacks. These cybercriminals spare no mercy. Electronic Arts’ critical code exposed One recent victim of a data […]
You may be thinking that storing your login credentials on your computer beats the Post-it. Since experts frown upon password reuse, you’re doing the right thing, right? Here’s why you should stop: Saved passwords invite unauthorized access. Anyone who gains access to your computer will then have access to all your information, simply by accessing […]
Businesses and individuals alike are far from doomed to live with all the inconvenience and risks posed by passwords and the management challenges that they entail.
People say Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is the answer. But your typical MFA isn't as safe as you think.
Phishing attacks, which target your email, are skyrocketing, as cybercriminals are getting more sophisticated and better at what they do. Because of the massive adjustments that businesses, large or small, have had to make to adapt to COVID-19, vulnerabilities get overlooked, including email security. Secure your business email by adopting these best practices: 1. Run […]
The average total cost of a data breach in the U.S. is $8.19 million, more than double the world average. Some of that cost lands squarely on the laps of small businesses, who are not safe from cyberattacks themselves. According to Verizon’s 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) calculations, small businesses account for almost one […]
Identity and access management spells sound cloud security—provided that permissions are properly configured. If not, then a business is essentially risking its success, even its survival in the event of a major breach that results in loss of data, clients, and the support of stakeholders. Vital cloud services (e.g., Google IAM, Microsoft Azure Active […]
Forget buzzwords and buzz phrases. These terms are keepers, and knowing them can go a long way to help you navigate identity and access management for your organization’s systems and networks. Access management The processes and technologies used to control and monitor network access. Access management features, such as authentication, authorization, trust and security auditing, […]
At its most basic, access control is a means of ensuring that users who are logged in to your system are who they say they are, and that they have been granted appropriate access to your organization’s data. At a highly technical level, Daniel Crowley, head of research for IBM’s X-Force Red, describes access control […]
Data Privacy while businesses increasingly depend on computer networks and electronic data to maintain their operations, bulks of personal and financial information are transferred and stored online. This makes users at risk of privacy violations. Meanwhile, businesses and organizations suffer enormous liabilities when data breaches occur. Hundreds of millions of online records are exposed every […]
Biometric authentication is a method of digital identification and authentication through physical or behavioral human characteristics for access to systems, devices, or data. It is one of the methods that drive both two-factor authentication (2FA) and multifactor authentication (MFA). Biometrics is one of the technologies that are being adopted as more advanced methods to address increasing […]
An unproductive workforce can harm your bottom line. That’s the long and short of it. This is why you need to improve user experience. In detail, employee un-productivity affects overall organizational morale, particularly after poor performance and missed deadlines followed by poor customer reviews, loss of clients, failure to land clients, and so on. One […]