Tag: passwords

Sharing Your Netflix Account May Be Putting You at Risk of Getting Hacked

These days it’s considered the norm to share streaming services with many people. Whether it’s among family, friends, or coworkers, there’s no reason one person should pay for Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+ when it’s so easy to use someone else’s account, right? Once you give out those login details, the problem is that you can’t […]

Strategies for Effective Incident Response with Remote Employees

You may not have thought about working from home before the pandemic hit. In fact, 47% of people in the United States said they never worked remotely before COVID-19, and only 17% did so five days a week. But now, 44% of the same population work from home throughout the week. While this flexibility likely […]

Faces of Security: Dr. Lorrie Faith Cranor from Carnegie Mellon University

“The No. 1 cybersecurity issue always is the human factor,” said Dr. Lorie Faith Cranor, whose work has had a major impact on industry standards. Cranor is Director and Bosch Distinguished Professor of the CyLab Security and Privacy Institute and FORE Systems Professor of Computer Science and of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon […]

Addressing the Basics of Remote Work Security

In just a few short years, hybrid working has become an everyday part of corporate life. The combination of working from home and a centralized workplace offers convenience and flexibility, and in progressive countries such as the Netherlands, it may turn into a legal right. A recent Gallup poll found that as of February, most remote-capable […]

The Trickle Up and Trickle Down of Business Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity breaches are technical by definition. But they can also be measured in dollars and cents. And in the end, most business cybersecurity attacks are traceable to unwitting people within your organization. Many breaches are caused by sloppy habits and a pervasive lack of employee cybersecurity education. Ironically, consumer awareness of cyber risks is on […]

How to Create an Unhackable Password

When it comes to passwords, it’s no surprise that a lot of people choose to use words that are easy to remember and important to them. Unfortunately, this means that cybercriminals may easily hack into their accounts. If you find yourself using the name of your pets or employers in your passwords, you have a […]

Apple, Google, and Microsoft Partner to Scrap Passwords

In a joint effort to make the web more secure and usable for all, tech giants Apple, Google, and Microsoft announced plans to expand support for a common passwordless sign-in standard created by the FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium. The companies said the new capability will allow websites and apps to offer […]

Passwords Are Passè: 3 Key Reasons to Replace Them for Enhanced Data Security

Since the invention of the qwerty keyboard in the 1870s and the first employers implemented usernames and passwords in the 1960s, cybersecurity professionals have been behind the eight ball in the fight to protect organizations’ proprietary and personnel data. For decades, security leaders have offered clear training for employees regarding password strength, strong protocols for […]