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Defeating Ransomware


Thursday September 23, 2021

Why Defense-in-Depth is Key to Defeating Ransomware

Ransomware – Still Going Strong and No End in Sight Preventing ransomware attacks is top of mind for everyone from IT admins, CISOs, CEOs to governments. And while it’s not a new problem, an unrelenting series of successful and devastating ransomware attacks has refocused the world’s attention on it. Simultaneously, threat actors only grow more...
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Passwordless for Legacy Systems


Wednesday July 14, 2021

Securing Legacy Systems with Passwordless Authentication

Robust, old, and essential — legacy systems are impossible to avoid. Whether they are COBOL-based banking applications or retail software used in old sales terminals, on-premises legacy systems are both a crucial part of countless enterprise IT operations and a significant cybersecurity weakness. The size and age of on-premises legacy systems make them hard to...
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Password Policies are Useless


Wednesday April 21, 2021

Why password policies are a waste of time and money

Every year, billions of personal and corporate accounts get hacked. And every year, organizations respond in the same way: Enforcing stricter password policies. The result? A false sense of accomplishment and a short-lived boost to security, followed by a return to the usual: insecure passwords and, of course, more compromised accounts. In this post, we...
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Tech Giants Mess Up Passwords Too


Thursday January 7, 2021

When it comes to passwords, even the tech giants mess up 

We trust internet giants with some of our most sensitive information: personal and business communications, documents, financial transactions, social and dating profiles, medical information and the list grows with every new feature and service we’re offered. But this incredible new level of trust in corporations comes with an often-overlooked dark side. In many cases, the...
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Where should CISOs Invest?


Thursday December 3, 2020

Where should CISOs put their money in 2021?

CISOs undeniably faced a new hosting of challenges across the board this year due to the global pandemic. As we approach the end of the year, not only is it a good time to reflect on the past year but prepare for what the foreseeable future holds for enterprise cybersecurity. As enterprises continue to adjust...
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To MSSP or not to MSSP?


Thursday November 12, 2020

Small business security: to MSSP or not to MSSP?

For most of human history, small business owners had to worry about one thing and one thing only: establishing and growing the business. Today, it is no longer the case.  Digital transformation has changed everything, including the world of cybercrime.   Attacks on large organizations and government entities may dominate the news, but small businesses are...
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Active Directory & Passwordless


Thursday October 1, 2020

Active Directory & Passwordless Authentication

Since its release in 1999, Microsoft Active Directory has gradually developed into the technology of choice for managing the digital infrastructure of businesses of various sizes. Active Directory can scale as organizations grow from small to large, from a single building to dozens of geographical locations, from a single server to several large data centers scattered...
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