Password Management

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Ransomware Attacks 101 – from Wannacry to Darkside

Think of ransomware attacks as virtual kidnapping. Ransomware actors use encryption to hold your devices’ functions and files hostage or lock you out of your system. Then they request a ransom for its release. These actors are mostly motivated... Read More

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7 top trends in cybersecurity for 2022

Cybersecurity has become a critical priority for businesses as they now navigate current threats in 2022. Many trends in cybersecurity are emerging as companies continue to make adjustments due to the threat landscape. The stakes could not be higher... Read More

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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Most have heard of HIPAA, GPDR, and other compliance regulations and best practices that govern data privacy and security for healthcare, personally identifiable information, and other forms of sensitive data. However, when it comes to educational institutions, the Family... Read More

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Government of Canada password policy and best practices

Governments worldwide document specific guidance related to cybersecurity and define best practices related to protecting business-critical resources from attack. The Government of Canada (GC) provides detailed password guidance best practices to keep passwords from being compromised. In this review... Read More

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NIST 800-53 guidelines and requirements

To help increase their cybersecurity posture and successfully meet compliance regulations, organizations must consult the latest guidance regarding security and privacy controls for securing business-critical data. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a respected authority for... Read More

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How to make your password policy NCSC compliant

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), formerly known as the CESG, introduced new password recommendations to combat the swell of data breaches. What was once perceived as a best practice, such as password complexity, is now considered an anti-pattern.... Read More

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Celebrate World Password Day with a password audit

May 5, 2022 marks the ninth anniversary of World Password Day, an event created by Intel to raise awareness about the importance of strong passwords. For more than 60 years we have relied on passwords to secure our personal... Read More

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2022-2023 NIST 800-63b Password Guidelines and Best Practices

The most basic form of authentication is the password. Despite many advancements in cybersecurity, the username and password, although outdated, are still used as the most common form of authentication today. Enterprise environments have long used password policies to... Read More