23% Of All Data Breaches Occur In The Healthcare Industry

When it comes to records, what are some of the most personal and sensitive records associated with your name that could be detrimental if they were exposed in a data breach? You may be thinking your IRS record, which includes your filing history, or you may be thinking of your checking and savings account information […]

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Once Upon A Time… When A Hacker Stole The $50,000 Down Payment For My New Home

We have all heard of drastic stories where large corporations and small businesses have been destroyed due to a data breach from a hacker. But, have you ever stopped to think the effects that the data breach has on the individuals and families who are associated with the company that was hacked? Many years back, […]

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Why the Windows Password Policy is Not Enough

First and foremost, I would like point out that a password policy is only as good as the settings that you select. For example, you could pay a company millions of dollars for the most secure password policy in the world, but if you do not enable settings that will make a password secure, the […]

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What would happen if a Public Utility District (PUD) was hacked?

We all know what happens when our email or social media websites are hacked. If our email is hacked, we receive an email to inform us that a hacking occurred and it would be in our best interest to change our password. The same goes for a social media hacking. Furthermore, we are told that […]

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Why Upgrade Your Server Without Upgrading Your Password Policy?

Take a moment to answer these three questions for me: 1. Would you paint your home without pressure washing it first? 2. Would you steam clean your carpets without vacuuming them first? 3. Would you put a Band-Aid on a cut without cleaning it first? Most likely you answered “NO” to all three of these […]

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10 Interesting Facts About Hackings

The hacking industry is one of the most profitable industries in the world. Each week we are receiving news of new hackings, or how last week’s hack is more devastating than previously reported.¬†Business Insider reports that some hackers make more than $80,000 a month! We are in the year 2016 and it is time for […]

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10 Crazy Laws And How They Effect Your Passwords

We’ve all heard about the silly and archaic laws that the United States bounds their citizens by. Most of these are outdated and completely¬†absurd. However, during the time period that the law was created, there was a logical explanation for the creation of that specific law. For example, in my hometown (Kennesaw, Georiga), there was […]

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How Vendors Are Making You Vulnerable

How many different categories of accounts do you currently have in your Active Directory? There are so many to distinguish between! Just to mention a few: employee accounts, shared mailboxes, vendor accounts, patient/customer accounts, service accounts, and so many more! When it comes to writing your company’s password policy, are you also incorporating non-employee accounts […]

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Why Mark Zuckerberg’s Password Choice Should Concern You

Earlier this month, Mark Zuckerberg’s accounts on Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn were hacked. A hacker group, known as OurMine, posted on Zuckerberg’s “Hey @finkd (Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter handle) we got access to your Twitter & Instagram & Pinterest, we are just testing your security, please dm (direct message) us.” OurMine later posted, “You were in […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Ethical Hacking

There are two different types of hackers – White Hat and Black Hat. Black Hat Hackers are what the society tends to focus on. This would be your LinkedIn, MySpace, Sony, and Ashley Madison type of hack. These hackers have malicious intent and violate a network for their personal gain. Most recently, the 117 million […]

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