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Predicting Cyberattack Trends for 2024 and Beyond

As we near the end of 2023, it is crucial to reflect on the evolving cyberattack landscape that has defined this year. Understanding the prevalent attack types becomes paramount as we prepare ourselves to face the challenges that lie ahead.

In this blog, we delve into the cyberattack trends that have shaped 2023, shedding light on the common types of attacks that have targeted organizations...

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Understanding Identity-Bound Biometrics

With employees working from home and on the go, strong authentication becomes even more critical to positively identify end-users when they are logging in from an unknown device or a new location. Even on-site shared workstations present the same concern: how do you know if the person using the device or machine is authorized to do so? How can you be confident that the user who signed into the...

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The Future of Authentication: Identity-Bound Biometrics and Its Potential

In today's digital age, where sensitive information and valuable assets are increasingly stored and accessed online, the importance of robust authentication methods cannot be overstated. Traditional methods like passwords, OTPs, security questions, hardware tokens, and mobile authenticator apps, while widely used, have proven to be susceptible to breaches, user negligence, and various...

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The Evolution of Phishing Attacks: Recognizing Modern Tactics

Phishing attacks have remained a persistent and pervasive threat in the digital landscape, preying on individuals and organizations alike. As technology advances, cyber criminals adapt their phishing tactics, emphasizing the critical need for vigilance and awareness. It is essential to recognize that the human element often represents the most vulnerable aspect of any system or organization. By...

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Biometric Single Sign-On: Enhancing Security and User Experience

In today's digital landscape, where individuals interact with numerous applications and systems, managing multiple usernames and passwords is burdensome and poses security risks. Biometric Single Sign-On (SSO) is an advanced authentication solution that leverages biometric technology to provide a secure and convenient way for users to access multiple applications and systems using a single set...

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Cyber Security Fundamentals: CIA Triad and AAA

One of the first concepts you will learn when studying Cyber Security is the CIA Triad, which stands for Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability. These are the three main pillars around which information and data security revolve.

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Growing Demand for Cybersecurity: How Vendors Can Support Their MSPs

With the increasing complexity of IT systems and the benefits of outsourcing IT services, the use of managed service providers (MSPs) has grown significantly among organizations, from SMBs to enterprises. 

At the same time, many MSPs are seizing the opportunity as a “one-stop-shop” for their clients by offering an all-inclusive tech stack that covers the bases for their clients’ needs. One area...

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Securing Endpoints: How to keep your desktops and workstations safe

Desktop computers and workstations are an indispensable part of enterprise operations and contain a wealth of information that organizations want to keep safe. However, without adequate endpoint security in place, desktops and workstations can be exploited to access corporate networks, causing irreparable damage and disrupting operations indefinitely. Thus, strong security protocols are critical...

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The Reality of Today's Passwordless Hype

Think about this: what are you actually authenticating when someone requests access to your systems, data, and other critical parts of your business?

54% of IT and cybersecurity professionals have started to transition to passwordless authentication. Unfortunately, most common passwordless solutions are possession-based (e.g. hardware security keys, phone-based push tokens, authenticator apps,...

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Is Biometric Authentication on Smartphones Secure?

Over 85% of the world’s population own a smartphone in 20231, and many smartphone vendors, such as Samsung and Apple, have introduced biometric authentication capabilities to enhance the overall user experience, including fingerprint scanning, face, and voice recognition. In fact, Cisco reported that 81% of all smartphones have built-in biometrics capabilities in 20222.

As more users adopt ...

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Modern Approach to Bolster Supply Chain Cybersecurity

To say it’s been an eventful few years for supply chain risk management would be a massive understatement. From delays and disruptions to complete ceases in activity, supply chains have seen it all. While this chaos sparked a tremendous amount of innovation around supply chain technology – which is a positive thing – it also created a vast world of new opportunities for cyber criminals. 

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Pros and Cons: Cybersecurity Outsourcing

Let’s start with the basics. What exactly is outsourcing cybersecurity? Outsourced cybersecurity is when an organization enlists the support of an outside third-party to manage a range of sophisticated security needs, including network security, operational security, application security, and information security. This can be a daunting undertaking for many companies, which is why the use of...

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Cyber Security Spend by Industry: How Companies Prioritize Budget

With cyber attacks reaching a record high in 2022, it’s time to ask if organizations should raise their cybersecurity budgets. Currently, small and medium-sized enterprises spend only 10% of their annual IT budget on cybersecurity companies for services and solutions 1. While there are, of course, other key budget considerations to take into account, this allocation does not match the rapid...

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We Asked IT Professionals – What Dish Would Cybersecurity Be?

As we approach the end of the year, many organizations and employees alike are beginning to wind down for the upcoming holiday season. Those living in the United States can look forward to large potluck dinners and family gatherings for the upcoming holiday – Thanksgiving.

However, what makes Thanksgiving a “Thanksgiving dinner” is the classic dishes that are served throughout the night:...

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Are Shared Workstations Secure? Why it's Important and How to Do It

Compromised credentials cause 61% of today's data breaches.1 Most of these data breaches stem from organizations using shared workstations, commonly done so by bank tellers, contact centers, hospitals or manufacturing facilities.

What is common amongst these businesses that have shared workstations is that they're in industries that are responsible for storing sensitive user data....

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Phone-less. Token-less: Less is More for Passwordless Authentication

By now, most organizations, across industries, understand that passwords are a cybersecurity risk and potential point of vulnerability - and for good reason. According to the World Economic Forum, weak and/or stolen passwords are the most common initial attack vector, representing 80% of all breaches. The response, however, is positive: 82% of business leaders say they are ready and willing to...

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022: We Champion See You in Cyber

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, an international effort led by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to raise cybersecurity awareness. As the risk of a cyber threat increases, end-users and administrators alike need to be more aware of how to defend themselves against cyberattacks.

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