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security

Don’t Forget Web Application Security

Organizations can be very good about their security in general and somehow forget about the security of their websites. This is curious, if you think of it. The Website is out there for everybody to access and therefore has special problems. Nevertheless, it is so. Why does this
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Don’t “Over Trust” the Cloud!

“Through 2023, at least 99% of cloud security failures will be the customer’s fault.” That was one of the Strategic Planning Assumptions in Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant for Cloud Access Security Brokers,” released last week. It raises the question, “99% of what?” How many cloud secu
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We Do Security the Old-Fashioned Way

CGNET execs Dan Callahan and Jackie Bilodeau took a direct approach to managing security at this week’s TAG 2018 Conference in Tucson. “It’s much simpler to manage the conference’s security if all their funds are in this bag,” Callahan said, as he he
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Five Cybersecurity Tips

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Five Cybersecurity Tips I came across this article that I thought our audience would find interesting. You can read it here if you like. It’s a bit salesy, and Microsoft-centric (consider the source!). But the cybersecurity tips are useful to consider in framing your organization
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Play It Safe With Office 365’s Advanced Threat Protection Service

Advanced Threat Protection
Play It Safe: Office 365’s Advanced Threat Protection Service A couple of weeks ago I wrote about phishing attacks and how to spot them.  This week I watched a webinar from Microsoft about their Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Service, which does a lot of that w
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Fix Your Passwords!

63% of data breaches result from weak or stolen passwords. Moreover, a lot more passwords can be called weak. IBM recently established that any eight-character password can be cracked by brute force with relatively inexpensive technology in nine minutes. The average time was thre
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Multi-Factor Authentication for Smaller Organizations

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Multi-Factor Authentication for Smaller Organizations Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is the security tool we all love to hate. It’s like spinach when you were a kid–you knew it was good for you, but you still didn’t want to eat it. Multi-Factor Authentication
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There’s Much for IT in the Latest Windows 10 Update

Windows 10 update
There’s Much for IT in the Latest Windows 10 Update If you’re an organization using Windows 10—which should be everyone not using a computer that features a partially eaten Apple—you’ll want to have a look at the Windows 10 update that’s just been released. You want is Windows 10
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Outlook Mobile Deployment is About to Get Easier

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Outlook Mobile Deployment is About to Get Easier I use Outlook Mobile on my iPhone and love it because the user interface is virtually identical to Outlook for Windows. One challenge we’ve had with Outlook Mobile has been deployment—the tools didn’t seem to exist to enable client
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Fake News about Office 365 Security?

Last month, cloud security vendor Avanan posted a blog entitled “PhishPoint: New SharePoint Phishing Attack Affects an Estimated 10% of Office 365 Users.” The article said that hackers are using SharePoint files to host phishing links, and by doing so, they can bypass Office 365
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