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Cyberattacks Force Businesses To Shut Down

Many times, the worst we think that would happen in the result of a data breach is the damage of a company’s reputation and the loss of customer trust. Both of these result in a decline of revenue in addition to the amount it will cost to rectify the data breach. According to IBM’s Cost […]

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Why You Don’t Need A Password Manager

OneLogin announced on May 31, 2017, that their company was hacked between the hours of 2:00 am to 9:00 am PST. No big deal, right? Wrong. OneLogin is an online service that lets users manage their multiple different logins and passwords with a single sign-on (SSO). Essentially, OneLogin is a password manager that entices customers […]

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Say Goodbye To Windows Hello

What is Windows Hello? Windows Hello, according to Microsoft, is a more personal way to authenticate your computer using either your face, fingerprint, or iris. The technology is equipped with the Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, and some PCs. For example, you will hold your head still in front of your computer’s camera and it […]

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Making An Informed Decision To Protect Your Network

Humans are very predictable and unless we see our company’s name plastered across every news channel and online search engine due to a data breach, we will probably assume our company’s network is safe and we are doing a decent job protecting it. Companies may slide by for years and not be on a hacker’s […]

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Common Mistakes of IT Administrators

At nFront Security, we believe that providing tips and checklists are a great way for IT Administrators to know if they are forgetting about any important security measures that might have slipped their mind. There is a famous quote that reads: “Rename your ‘To-Do’ list to your ‘Opportunities’ list.” – Steve Maraboli Here are a […]

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How To Blacklist Passwords For Windows Active Directory

Blacklisting passwords for Windows Active Directory is not a new topic to the IT Security world. In more recent years, the idea of blacklisting 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, […]

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How Do Passwords Get Hacked?

It seems like almost weekly we are seeing headline news stories of a new company falling victim to a data breach. There are many different reasons why a company is breached: Denial of Service Attacks, Malware Attacks, Password Attacks, and so many more! According to Verizon’s 2016 Data Breach Investigation Report, “63% of confirmed breaches […]

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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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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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Five Tips to a Safer and Stronger Password Policy

One of the questions that I am asked weekly is: “What are a few tips that you would share for creating/enforcing a better password policy?” The question is very generic, yet very complex! Some people are referring to what should they change their password policy to so that they are not hacked. Other people are […]

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