Size Doesn’t Matter To A Hacker

Have you ever heard the phrase, Size Matters? Well unfortunately, size does not matter for hackers. Hackers do not care if a company has five employees, five hundred employees, or even five thousand employees. If a hacker sees a way to breach your company’s network, he or she will. No questions asked. Hackers do not […]

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Why A Password Filter Is Just As Important As A Firewall

With so many different types of security software available for purchase, it is hard to determine what is and is not a necessity for the health of a company’s network. The basics like an antivirus and a firewall are always top of the list for a company, but have you ever thought to look at a password […]

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How To Properly Blacklist Passwords

Blacklisting passwords is not a new topic to the IT Security world. In more recent years, the idea of banning certain words in passwords has become increasingly more important. In light of new data breaches and yearly reports of the “Top 100 Worst Passwords,” we can see that words like love, welcome, incorrect, dog, cat, […]

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Passwords For Dummies

Are you struggling at work to create a password that won’t get you in trouble for being “too easy” or “too weak? Or are you struggling to educate your employees on how to make a secure password so your company doesn’t get hacked? Either way… let this infographic be your inspiration for the making of […]

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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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