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SHOULD GOVERNMENTS REQUIRE STRONGER CYBERSECURITY FOR COMPANIES?

Rising cyber threats and incidents of cyber-attack across the globe have many calling for federal intervention to protect our digital valuables. What’s Happening … In recent news, the United Health Group (UHG) paid a $22 million ransom to the BlackCat ransomware gang for a late February cyber-attack on subsidiary Change Healthcare. The attack, which was […]


Privileged Identity Account Takeover – Risks and Solutions

OFFER ISRAELI GVP & GM, Identity Threat Defense, Proofpoint recently  wrote: “Attackers are increasingly focused on privileged identity account takeover (ATO) attacks because they can compromise organizations much more easily and quickly this way, as compared to the time, effort, and cost to exploit a software vulnerability (a common vulnerability and exposure or CVE). And […]


Cyberattack: Where the Blame Goes. And Where Kudos Belong

There have been so many articles and posts about the recent Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) lawsuit against SolarWinds and their #ciso – and plenty written about recent breaches via the Okta platform. So much has been said about how attackers used social engineering to lure users to give up information or reset accounts. …  Still, I feel like […]


Cybercrime in Schools

WHY SCHOOLS ARE PRIME TARGETS FOR CYBERATTACK, AND HOW WE CAN DO BETTER TO PROTECT THEM The University of Michigan was in the news recently following a cyberattack that caused an internet outage across all campus networks, eventually requiring password resets for all users. This is just one event amid a series of cyberattacks on […]


The LastPass Lockout – And Lessons in MFA

Angry LastPass users have taken to social media with reports that they’ve been struggling to access their accounts since the company’s security upgrade back in May. What’s more, there doesn’t seem to be a simple solution in sight. What does this have to do with MFA? The trouble began on May 9, 2023, when LastPass […]


The Supply Chain – Connectivity, Cyberthreat, and Best Practices for Cybersecurity

The digital age has brought radical change to many industries. And, as the world becomes increasingly connected, long and complex supply chains are common for companies of all sizes. While connectivity has been good for international commerce, it also comes with elevated risk – particularly for the supply chain. Regardless of size or industry, cybersecurity […]


5 Myths Around Single Sign-On

There are many misperceptions around Single Sign-On (SSO) – all of which need addressing. 5 MYTHS AROUND SSO – BUSTED: 1. SSO is not secure because if a user’s master password is compromised, an attacker could have access to all user accounts. BUST: SSO actually enhances security by reducing the number of passwords a user must […]


What is the FTC Safeguards Rule? And Will it Affect You?

What is the FTC Safeguards Rule? In 1999, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) initiated The FTC Gramm-Leach-Biley Act’s (GLBA) Safeguards Rule in an effort to safeguard consumers and protect personal information from getting into the wrong hands. FTC Summary: “The Safeguards Rule requires financial institutions under FTC jurisdiction to have measures in place to keep customer […]


Norton LifeLock and LastPass Breaches Raise Doubt about the Security of Password Managers  

But are the Wrong Questions Being Asked? Recent news of cyber-attacks on two major security companies has many asking, “Are password managers secure enough to protect our data?” But perhaps there’s a more important question that needs to be addressed. This week, news came of a cyber-attack on Norton LifeLock. Several thousand customers were reportedly […]


Why MSPs are at Risk of Attack

And How MSPs Can Reduce Risk In a joint advisory issued this May, several International government agencies — the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC-UK), the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (CCCS), New Zealand National Cyber Security Centre (NZ NCSC), US National Security […]


Why Experts Urge All Businesses to Strengthen Cybersecurity Now

Multi-Factor Authentication is Top Priority In light of current world events, experts are urging businesses of all sizes to bolster security, with Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) as top priority for the protection of our digital assets. While conflict may seem far away for most of us, the reality is that cyberspace knows no borders – and […]


You can’t have Security without Privacy

Privacy vs. Security. Can you have both? While there’s a difference, we think the two belong together – especially when it comes to Identity. While data security has become increasingly important for companies of all sizes – with the risk and severity of cyberattack steadily rising – regulations like GDPR, CCPA mean companies are also having […]