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Multi-Factor Authentication — Why It’s More Important Than Ever

By Erik Briceno

Multi-Factor Authentication — Why It’s More Important Than Ever

These days, everyone should know what MFA is. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is something we’ve covered before as an important, basic step in cybersecurity hygiene. It’s so important in fact, that it’s even part of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework.

For those of you who are still unfamiliar with MFA and/or how to implement it, here is a quick but important refresher.   Read more

Commonality of Data Breaches Increases: The Damage Is Worse Than You Think.

By Erik Briceno

Commonality of Data Breaches Increases: The Damage Is Worse Than You Think

In the new global remote work environment, never before have data breaches been more dangerous — or more commonplace. But do you fully understand why they’re dangerous?

Even setting aside the personal ways they affect everyone involved on an individual level — and even setting aside the fact that they could allow a nation-state threat actor to steal and commit espionage against U.S. government contractors — they have the potential to severely disrupt, if not outright destroy, organizations and enterprises of all sizes. In light of recent events, today’s article outlines the various ways data breaches can harm your company and why cybersecurity needs to be moved to the forefront of everything you do.   Read more

The U.S. Faces Two Distinct Threats When It Comes to Cyber Breaches

By Erik Briceno

The U.S. Faces Two Distinct Threats When It Comes to Cyber Breaches

According to former senior NSA official Glenn Gerstell: “There clearly is a dividing line between cyber hacks for intelligence gathering purposes, and these ransomware attacks that are designed principally for financial benefit.”

On one side of that line is the SolarWinds attack uncovered last December. The U.S. government says this was primarily an intelligence gathering operation carried out by Russia’s foreign intelligence service, the SVR, which was quietly stealing U.S. government secrets for months.

On the other side is ransomware, which is surging. Russian criminal gangs are blamed for both the Colonial Pipeline attack that hit gasoline supplies on the East Coast of the U.S. in May and an even more recent hack that briefly shut down the world’s largest meat supplier, JBS.   Read more

Multi-Factor Authentication — Why It’s More Important Than Ever
Multi-Factor Authentication — Why It’s More Important Than Ever
MSSP in a Post-COVID World
MSSP in a Post-COVID World
Commonality of Data Breaches Increases: The Damage Is Worse Than You Think.
Commonality of Data Breaches Increases: The Damage Is Worse Than You Think
The U.S. Faces Two Distinct Threats When It Comes to Cyber Breaches
The U.S. Faces Two Distinct Threats When It Comes to Cyber Breaches