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A White House Cybersecurity Document Provides Guidance for All Industries

As tensions between the US and Russia escalate, organizations need to act fast to shore up digital defenses     In a just-released briefing from the White House, titled “Act Now to Protect Against Potential Cyberattacks,” authorities urged government facilities, healthcare organizations, and companies of all types, to lock down their digital systems–urgently. Intelligence indicates that Russia may be exploring …

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Enzoic Expands Automated Credentials Monitoring in Active Directory

Solution Now Continuously Screens for Both Unsafe Passwords and Compromised Full Credentials Reducing the Risk of a Cyberattack Boulder, CO – March 2, 2022 – Enzoic, a leading provider of compromised credential screening solutions, today released the latest version of Enzoic for Active Directory. The solution prevents users from choosing weak or previously exposed passwords by screening them at their …

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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 …