threat landscape

How The Current Threat Landscape Impacts Authentication Security

Repercussions from the ongoing pandemic are still reverberating through workplaces all over the world. Businesses are racing to catch up with the changes they’ve had to make to accommodate remote workers, digitalization, and new cloud technologies. Many have let their cybersecurity practices fall to the wayside in a rush to evolve with the times. In a report by PwC, 64% …

healthcare

Employee Password Security in the Healthcare Sector

The healthcare industry sector is increasingly the target of cybercriminals. According to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Journal, over the past eleven years (2009-2020) there have been more than 3,705 healthcare data breaches impacting more than 268 million medical records. Why is this happening, and what can we do to address it? The Culprits Weak and Compromised …

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Reimagining Ransomware Responses

Planning, Protecting and Not Paying Your company is aware of the many attempts that hackers make every day to infiltrate organizations, steal data, and demand ransoms. Hacking methods seem to propagate rapidly, but ransomware has been making the headlines regularly in the past two years. Ransomware, a form of malware, accounted for about ten percent of the breaches collated in …

password hygiene

Password Hygiene: Due for a Cleaning

Every aspect of our lives is touched by the digital world and passwords are one of the most critical issues in cybersecurity. Internet users of all ages and abilities employ passwords without necessarily understanding the process. Why are they being asked to create passwords with specifications like capital letters and only certain symbols? It’s time for us all to visit …

RockYou2021

Demystifying RockYou2021

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of the RockYou2021 breached password list. Many articles have been published about this incident and password lists associated with it. However, some reported information is misleading or downright wrong. Let’s dive into what the RockYou2021 list means for you and organizations worldwide. What is RockYou2021? For a quick recap, RockYou2021 …

tracing apps

COVID Tracing Apps. Mask Up, Digitally.

Many people are feeling hopeful in many areas about receiving their COVID vaccine. A welcome shift from the uncertainty and confusion of the last year. But there are now new challenges to be faced. Among them, the discussion of requiring a vaccine or immunity passport for individuals to take part in activities like international travel, as well as more minor …

passwordless

It’s Passwords, All the Way Down

We seem enamored with the idea of a ‘passwordless’ society. Not just because it would be an indicator of secure networks, but because trying to keep track of tens of unique, complex passwords is not ideal. There has been plenty of industry and media buzz around the concept of passwordless authentication strategies. Particular attention is paid to strategies like biometrics—which …

e-learning

Attacks on Digital Learning

How School Districts can defend themselves from increased cyberattacks. While there are changes for each generation of students to experience, it’s safe to say that the impact of the pandemic on the scholastic world in 2020 was dramatic and immediate. The transition from in-person classes to web-based learning was startling for everyone, but especially K-12 students because of the rigid …

health of security

The Health of Security

After experiencing a massive ransomware attack that caused the near-shutdown of 400 sites, the Universal Health Services (UHS) has become the most recent example to highlight the issue of cybersecurity in health care organizations. In a recent statement, UHS revealed that the attack affected acute care facilities and behavioral health hospitals, as well as corporate level systems, and caused UHS …