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Five Tips for Locking Down Password Security

Taking Action on Active Directory Active Directory (AD) is ubiquitous cross-industry and due to its popularity, cybercriminals have continually targeted it. Therefore, prioritizing safe passwords in AD is crucial. Here are five ways to address the problem. 1. Use the Principle of Least Privilege (POLP) When a network administrator is establishing the levels of access for every user of AD …

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Threats to the Healthcare Industry

Budget limitations, phishing attacks, and ransomware continue to threaten the healthcare industry, according to the 2021 HIMSS report  The 2021 HIMSS Healthcare Cybersecurity Survey provides insight into the state of healthcare cybersecurity. This year, the report may serve as a chance for IT teams to inform their organizations that they are still in need of a cybersecurity overhaul.  Too Many …

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Cyberdemic 2.0?

The 2022 Experian Data Breach Industry report covers the impact of breaches over the past year and turns an eye towards the upcoming months as well, forecasting implications for the continued barrage of cyberattacks.  The report covers trends in the digital landscape that have manifested due to natural disasters and gambling sites (leading to more phishing scams), as well as …

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ITRC Breach Annual Report: Key Findings

The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization “established to support victims of identity crime.” The recently released Data Breach Annual Report provides statistics and perspectives on cyberattacks. Here’s what organizations need to know: The overall number of data breaches rose a whopping 68 percent in 2021. There were 1,862 individual breaches last year, surpassing 2020’s …

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Data Privacy Day: Five Defensive Strategies for Businesses

Data Privacy Day is a chance for businesses to engage with their customers and clients in a way that builds trust, inspires customer loyalty, and enhances the business’s reputation.  When an organization demonstrates that they care about protecting consumers’ privacy–they are in effect letting clients know that their information, data, and choices are safe with the business.   In 2022, this …

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MSPs and MSSPs: 6 Password Management Tips

The majority of users, whether new employees or CEOs, don’t realize that even if their password meets complexity requirements, it doesn’t mean it’s secure. In fact, many common password policies are overdue for an update, as for several years now cybercriminals have been taking advantage of these password policy weaknesses. These issues are compounded by password reuse—a very common user …

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Cutting-Edge Threat Intelligence with Honeypot Networks and Integrative Data Systems

Cybersecurity intelligence is only as valuable as the actions it allows you to take. Especially in the realm of prevention, fast analysis and notification is critical. It’s no secret to threat actors; they know that as soon as data is available or a vulnerability is identified, the window of opportunity for exploitation is closing.  As many cybersecurity professionals can confirm, …

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Top Cybersecurity Issues to Watch Out For in 2022

One of the most challenging aspects of cybersecurity is preparedness. With technology, user habits, and attack styles changing over the past few years and showing no sign of slowing down, cyberattacks seem like a never-ending onslaught. As we start 2022, organizations need to do their best and prepare for future incidents. Auditing and evaluating the state of their internal security …