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Protecting Your Organization Against the Nobelium Attacks

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre has recently issued guidance to organizations in response to a series of attacks. This guidance was released following a notification in which Microsoft indicated that it had identified new activity tied to an... Read More

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What metrics should sysadmins use to show improvement over time?

To illustrate how essential IT systems are to the proper functioning of the business, system administrators should use a number of metrics to communicate key KPIs with non-technical leadership. This can help justify the overall budget of the IT department, as well as the... Read More

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Death of the password? It’s only 60!

We marked our calendars, counting down the months, days, and minutes. Now, the day we’ve all been waiting for is here: the 60th anniversary of the computer password!  Since its beginning in an MIT lab in the fall of... Read More

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NYDFS cybersecurity regulation requirements

Financial organizations house a myriad of sensitive customer data, including login credentials, personally identifiable information (PII), and account numbers. With valuable data at stake, the financial services industry repeatedly has the highest cost of cybercrime. As the threat of breaches looms across the industry, and remote work introduces more variables into the cybersecurity equation, it’s clear that... Read More

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FFIEC password requirements

Cyberattacks often target the financial industry due to the nature of the information they possess. One of the organizations that provide cybersecurity guidance and standards for financial institutions is the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC). While the FFIEC does not offer specific password characteristics... Read More

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Defending Your Network from RockYou2021 

In June 2021, a large data dump was posted to a popular internet hacking forum. This dataset was termed “rockyou2021,” named after the popular password brute-force wordlist known as Rockyou.txt.   Media and Twitter alike were abuzz with what to... Read More