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Password Security: More Than Simply Creating Better Passwords

By Erik Briceno

Password Security: More Than Simply Creating Better Passwords

Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a password that can’t be hacked. Phishing scams and malware infections are ongoing problems that get around passwords, and these serious cyberthreats are on the rise — quickly making traditional password security depreciated.

But the good news is, current efforts to phase out passwords are also giving rise to additional security methods that can (and should) be used in conjunction with standard account protection practices. Read on as we outline necessary steps to take in addition to simply coming up with a strong password.   Read more

By Erik Briceno

Increase Your Security in 2022 with Just 5 Steps

Small to midsize businesses increasingly rely on information technology to reach new markets, increase employee productivity and lower operating costs. At the same time, theft of digital data has become the most commonly reported fraud, surpassing physical theft.

According to a data breach report by IBM and the Ponemon Institute, the cost of a data breach in 2021 was $4.24 million. This is a 10% rise from the average cost in 2019 which was $3.86 million. That’s why companies of all sizes need a strong cybersecurity strategy to protect their data — the lifeblood of their business.

Here are five actions small to midsize businesses should take right now — starting with making sure your entire team is engaged.   Read more

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

By Erik Briceno

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is officially designated as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. If you didn’t know, that’s quite alright, because today we’ll be delving into its history, why it exists and how you can best observe it, no matter what month of the year it is.   Read more

Why It’s Time to Stop Using Single Factor Authentication

By Erik Briceno

Why It’s Time to Stop Using Single Factor Authentication

We’ve talked about the importance of multi-factor authentication (MFA) on our social media channels quite often. And now, in a recent bulletin put out by the Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency (CISA), they have made an official recommendation to businesses and organizations that single factor authentication (SFA) should no longer be used.

In light of this, we felt the importance of publishing a quick review on multi-factor authentication, or MFA, why it’s so essential, and what it entails.   Read more

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

The History and Observance of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

By Erik Briceno

The History and Observance of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is officially designated as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. If you haven’t heard of it yet, that’s quite alright, because today we’ll be delving into its history, why it exists and how you can best observe it.   Read more

A Refresher on Multi-Factor Authentication

By Erik Briceno

A Refresher on Multi-Factor Authentication

These days, everyone should know what MFA is. Multi-factor authentication 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

Password Security: More Than Simply Creating Better Passwords
Password Security: More Than Simply Creating Better Passwords
Increase Your Security in 2022 with Just 5 Steps
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Why It’s Time to Stop Using Single Factor Authentication
Why It’s Time to Stop Using Single Factor Authentication
Multi-Factor Authentication — Why It’s More Important Than Ever
Multi-Factor Authentication — Why It’s More Important Than Ever
The History and Observance of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
The History and Observance of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
A Refresher on Multi-Factor Authentication
A Refresher on Multi-Factor Authentication