Your password may not be secure — update it now

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) once said that a good password consisted of three things: upper- and lowercase letter, numbers, and symbols. However, the NIST recently reversed its stance on good passwords. Here’s why and what they are now recommending. The problem The issue isn’t that the NIST advised people to create […]

How to work from home securely

Encouraging staff to work from home is extremely vital in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. By minimizing social interactions and contact risks, you can reduce the spread of the virus. But be warned. Transitioning from a fully managed business environment to a home office can leave you vulnerable to cyberattacks and online scams. Here’s […]

6 Firefox features your business needs

Firefox may not be as ubiquitous as it used to be, but it remains a powerful browser. Make sure you’re taking full advantage of its capabilities by using these tools: Firefox’s secret tweak interface Catering to the more tech-savvy users, Firefox’s secret interface gives you a peek behind the curtain into the world of coding. […]

Savvy Tips to Keep your Data Secure

Let’s face it: cyber criminals are here to stay and just getting more crafty in their pursuit to destroy your data. Insecure data not only puts your business at risk but creates distrust from your clients. We get it. In an ever-evolving landscape of cyber crime, staying ahead of the bad guys can be exhausting […]

Authentication Verification: A Common Mistake that Could Cost You

When it comes to passwords, do you know the difference between two-step and two-factor authentication verification? Did you know there was a difference? How about that knowing this difference could possibly save your network? The two verification processes are often confused for one another.

Fed Agencies Receive “Misguided” Password Policies

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) might be a little red in the cheeks these days. The institute is now describing their previous password policies, given to federal agencies as “misguided.” What’s even worse, is that NIST didn’t just misguide proper password management.

Protect your Mac from security threats

Mac users follow certain steps to maintain privacy and protect company data. But if you’re too busy or short on resources, you might place security lower on your to-do list. Whatever your reason, the threat is real and you need to take steps to protect yourself. Check your Privacy Settings Begin by making sure that […]

Google’s preferred sign-in method

Last year, the National Institute of Standards and Technology removed SMS two-factor authentication from its list of preferred authentication methods. Since then, Google has encouraged users to use prompts-based 2-Step Verification (2-SV) methods instead. Find out why: Security was the main concern. According to Google, “This is being done because SMS text-message verifications are one-time […]