Security


How Is Authentication Different from Authorization, and Why Should You Have Both?

How Is Authentication Different from Authorization, and Why Should You Have Both? Authentication is concerned with identity, while authorization is concerned with action. Authentication involves validating the identity of a registered user attempting to gain access to data resources such as an application, an API, or microservices.  Authorization involves specifying what actions a registered user […]


What Is Zero Trust, and How Does Multifactor Authentication Support It?

 What Is Zero Trust, and How Does Multifactor Authentication Support It?At the 29th iteration of the RSA Conference (RSAC), one of the most well-attended yearly events for online security, discussions zeroed in on the urgency for more fresh strategies to battle threats to data security. While banking and telecommunications industries obviously have huge stakes with […]


Enhance Security and User Experience with Passwordless SSO Logins

For On-Premise or Cloud-Based Resources Enhance Security and User Experience with Passwordless SSO Logins. Username and password logins are not a secure option for individuals and organizations alike as data breaches and malicious attacks get more and more sophisticated. Even the strongest passwords fail to reassure the most risk-averse users. If you’re this kind of […]


How Cybercriminals Exploit COVID-19 to Compromise Businesses’ Data Security

How Cybercriminals Exploit COVID-19 to Compromise Businesses’ Data Security. The COVID-19 pandemic is the kind of crisis that gives malicious actors increased options and opportunities, and they will not be shy about exploiting organizational and individual cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Here are 6 ways you can be targeted:    1. Phishing campaigns Cybercriminals have been taking advantage of […]


Beware of Phishing Attacks That Can Bypass 2-Factor Authentication

Phishing attacks that can bypass 2-factor authentication. Where 2FA normally offers an extra layer of protection that is lacking in single-layer protection provided by usernames and passwords. In most cases, that should give businesses some much-needed peace of mind. But hackers are forever finding ways to circumvent any security measures developed to thwart their malicious […]


How to Telecommute Securely During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus has given businesses and organizations little to no choice but to adopt telecommuting on a bigger scale than many probably would have been happy with.  Telecommuting securely during Covid 19 is a must. The massive shift in working arrangement has changed the way employees interact with company systems and data, and the transition […]


Single Sign-On and Multifactor Authentication: Why Use Them Together?

Unforeseen crises like the COVID-19 pandemic has shown just how ruthless cybercriminals can get. They can carry out their attacks with tactical precision, taking full advantage of the fact that businesses are distracted and vulnerable. Single Sign On and Multifactor Authentication are a must have. If you are among those businesses who are still relying […]


Is Your WordPress Login Security Set at Maximum?

One way to secure your WordPress Login is by ensuring maximum security for your login page, and that is even more urgent now with the COVID-19 pandemic providing cyber criminals with more than the usual number of vulnerable targets.   As far as WordPress goes, practically everyone knows the standard login page URL—which is the page […]


Strengthen Your Cyber Defense against Ransomware as Hackers Take Advantage of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Over the years, little, if any, has changed as far as cyber defense against ransomware is concerned. Fast forward to the coronavirus pandemic, and ransomware is causing significant challenges for hospitals and health care providers in particular.  Researchers involved in a recent Microsoft study on ransomware targets often observed how attackers got their initial network […]


Best Practices for SMEs’ Data Security

Data Security at SME’s are targeted by cyber attackers for their lack of resources or expertise to effectively protect their data. Managed security services provider Alert Logic estimates that small businesses make up 58% of malware attack victims, and that 94% of these attacks are carried out through malware or phishing emails disguised as bills, […]


How Does Biometric Authentication Improve User Experience and Enterprise Security?

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 […]


Covid-19 Strengthening the Case against Passwords

Password breaches as a result of Covid-19 cyber attacks continue to strengthen the case for getting rid of passwords and adopting passwordless authentication across all types of transactions and settings.  Not that the case has ever been weak to begin with. The World Economic Forum for example, projected that password-related attacks would make up 80% of […]

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