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3 Ways to Help Employees Spot Phishing Attacks

From a data breach investigation of Verizon, roughly one in 10 employees will click on a malicious email.And the average phishing attack costs a mid-sized company $1.6 million.Phishing attacks are fraudulent process where victims are tricked into giving away sensitive user information, potentially putting an entire company at risk.

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Maintaining Security and Data Privacy is one of the Biggest IT Challenges Today

Every year at the EDUCAUSE Conference the Top 10 IT Issues for the upcoming year are announced. Leading up to each conference a panel of experts ranging from IT leaders, CIO’s and faculty members present a list of the top IT trends. which are then voted on by EDUCAUSE members. The top initiatives are the most important topics and trends and will be a focus for the upcoming year. This year was...

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PistolStar, Inc. Celebrates 20 Years in the Authentication Industry!

Thomas Hoey, Founder and President of PistolStar, Inc. is celebrating his 20th year in business! He began his career as a software developer but knew at a young age he always wanted to start his own business. Motivated to be an entrepreneur, at the age of 40 he said to himself, “It’s do, or die!”. Tom chose the name PistolStar from an article in the magazine, Popular Science, recruited a few...

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Ask Christopher - "Should I Upgrade?"

Upgrading is always a top priority in the software industry.  Keeping vital software running smoothly and without issues is imperative to any industry with a digital presence.   With an authentication package like PortalGuard, up-to-date software also brings along new features and fixes for existing bugs or hiccups discovered along the way.  With that in mind, I am not surprised at the most...

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Where are we in leading the charge of training the next cybersecurity leaders?

Cyber Range [cy·ber I rānj] -  is a virtual environment used for cyberwarfare training and cybertechnology development. It provides tools that help strengthen the stability, security, and performance of cyber-infrastructures and IT systems used by government and military agencies, and appears on college campuses everywhere.

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Proxy - Is it Confusing, Mysterious, or Essential?

Proxy? Sounds confusing, mysterious, or essential? So what is it and why would you want to use one? A proxy server is a wall that acts as a gateway between you and the internet. Without a secure proxy, your browser communicates directly with the internet. Think of the proxy as a form of protection; it can scan your downloads, filter web content, get around certain web restrictions and allow...

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