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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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The Hidden Truth Behind Password Managers

The word “manager” is derived from the Latin word manus, meaning “hand.” That is essentially what a manager does, they lend a helping hand and guide you in the right direction. But let’s face it, we have all experienced a time when our manager’s hand hasn’t been so helpful. For example, LastPass was one of […]

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Everything You Need To Know About… The Ashley Madison Hack

The Ashley Madison hack occurred almost one year ago on July 15, 2015. Recently, in April and May, the Ashley Madison hack has been making headlines in the news again with lawsuits, court rulings, and public shaming of Ashley Madison account holders. You might have already forgotten about the hack and are now following a new […]

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The Dangers of Multifactor Authentication with Smart Cards

With data breach after data breach, IT professionals have tried to invent creative password authentication methods for their employees to access their company computers. One of the inventive ways is the use of Smart Cards. Smart Card technology is the use of a credit card sized plastic card with the combination of a pin number. […]

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Earning Back Consumer Trust

After all the data breaches in the past 12 months, do consumers trust companies with their personal data? Would you? Do you? Probably not, and rightfully so. Hackers are making big name, Fortune 100, companies look like they don’t know what they are doing when it comes to data security. The (now cliché reference) Target […]

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Are Your Vendors Making You Vulnerable?

Using a third-party vendor has not been considered a real security threat until recently (sorry, Target). Now, the limelight is shifting from enforcing a strong password policy to all employees to enforcing a password policy to all users on the network- employee, consultant or vendor. If you are enforcing a password policy to all employees on […]

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The Biggest Security Threat Your Company is Facing is not A Hacker

In light of recent news your company has probably, hopefully, made securing your network a top priority. While the rest of your IT team is looking at how to protect your network from external threats- you can be one step ahead and make sure you are protecting your network from what experts are saying is […]

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Why Biometrics Will Not Replace Passwords

Biometric authentication has a lot of appeal; the idea of not having to remember passwords or PIN numbers and not having to use a physical key fob or smart token sounds great. However, everyone seems to overlook a major problem with biometrics. Suppose you have a network system with a large user base. Your large […]

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