Everyone uses email to send and receive sensitive information, making it an attractive target for cyberattacks. The importance of email security is vital to your company’s operations, so applying the following tips can dramatically reduce your exposure to hackers and malware. Use separate email accounts Most people use a single email account for all their […]
In 2003, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) stated that strong passwords should consist of upper- and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Recently, however, the institute reversed its stance. Find out why and learn what their new recommendations are for creating strong passwords. The problem The issue isn’t that the NIST advised people […]
Working from home increases employee autonomy, cuts costs, and ensures the health and safety of the company during the coronavirus pandemic. The problem is, it also increases the likelihood of security breaches since employees are working outside the company’s security perimeter. That’s why you and your staff must adhere to these security best practices. Fortify […]
Firefox is one of the most versatile web browsers today and its potential uses only grow with each new version. Not only is it great for casual browsing, but it also has a selection of tools that are valuable in business. Here are some of the functions you should be using in Firefox: Firefox’s secret […]
Email is one of the best things the internet has made possible. We use email to signup for websites, apply for jobs, make payments, and many more. But email users also run the risk of account hijacking, malware attacks, and other cyberthreats. To secure your emails, follow these crucial tips. Use separate email accounts Most […]
Some of the most well-known companies in the world have been victims of cyberattacks, including Sony Pictures, Home Depot, Adobe, and eBay. While major corporations are high-profile targets for hackers, small- and medium-sized businesses are not exempt, so they need to secure their networks and data. It may be difficult or impossible to undo any […]
To keep your network safe from cybercriminals, your first line of defense should be a secure login process. When it comes to verifying user identity, you can choose between two-step authentication and two-factor authentication. Know more about the difference between the two, so you can have a better appreciation of your cybersecurity options. If you […]
For years, we’ve been told that strong passwords include three things: upper- and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. And why wouldn’t we when the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) told us they were the minimum for robust passwords? Here’s why not and how it involves you. The problem The issue isn’t necessarily that […]
With cyber attacks at an all-time high, one of the best means of protection is to implement better password practices across the entire organization. Simply asking employees to follow best practices for password management and having them listen would be nice, but as we all know, it's not always that easy.
Passwords are the gatekeeper to most of our digital lives and while they may seem like an antiquated way of authenticating who we are, good password basics are a key part of protecting us from damaging identity, data and financial theft. Did you know that 54% of people use 5 or fewer passwords across their entire on-line life? Or that on average, 6 unique passwords are used to guard 24 on-line accounts?
With so many potential victims, cybercriminals follow a simple premise: Go after the low-hanging fruit!
Good passwords may not 100% protect you from hackers (there’s other ways they can trick you into volunteering information), but it adds a high enough level of complexity that they usually move to the next easiest victim.