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Phishing for Human Error

Jun 3, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Tyler Dugoni posted in Phishing, Security, Cybersecurity, Computers, Small Business, Theft, Security tips

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Human error: the biggest flaw in cybersecurity.


Clicking links can be risky business. Don't be fooled! Check out our tips below to keep yourself safe while browsing the World Wide Web:

 

1. Stay up to date on Phishing Techniques

Cyber criminals are consistently developing new ways to take advantage of users, and phishing techniques continue to evolve. By staying on top of new phishing tactics, and understanding how they work, you and your team are at a much lower risk of falling victim. Verve offers Security Awareness Training, that includes simulated phishing tests, for your entire staff.

 

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Is Your Password Strong Enough?

May 23, 2019 9:30:00 AM / by Tyler Dugoni posted in Security, Cybersecurity, Computers, Small Business, Theft, Alert, PC shortage, Intel

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Cyber Security Starts With Your Actions

May 14, 2019 3:29:00 PM / by Tyler Dugoni posted in Security, Cybersecurity, Computers, Password, Small Business, Theft, Alert, Intel, Security tips

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The majority of security attacks stem from human error. Your system is only as safe as you are. Don't be the weakest link in your cyber security!

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Shortage of Workplace PC's!

May 10, 2019 3:00:00 PM / by Tyler Dugoni posted in Security, Cybersecurity, Computers, Small Business, Theft, Alert, PC shortage, Intel

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New Google Tool Tells You If Your Password Was in a Data Breach

Apr 29, 2019 9:04:38 AM / by Tyler Dugoni posted in Data Breach, Google, Security, Cybersecurity, Hackers, Computers, Password, Small Business, Theft, Ransomware, Alert, statistics

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With all the recent data breaches and millions of passwords stolen, you might want to double check that your login information hasn't been compromised.


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The Death of Passwords? Here is what we will be using in the future!

Apr 5, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Tyler Dugoni posted in Cybersecurity, Computers, Password, Small Business, WebAuthn

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Passwords. The key to keeping your accounts safe. We all know how problematic it is to keep track of unique passwords for different sites. Unfortunately, many of us resort to using the same password across the internet, leading to accounts getting hacked and passwords needing change.

But all of that is about to change!

Last month, The Worldwide Web Consortium and the FIDO Alliance made a huge step towards eliminating passwords when they announced that WebAuthn, short for Web Authentication, has now become an official web standard. Instead of logging in with passwords, WebAuthn gives users the ability to login via biometrics, such as facial recognition and fingerprints, or through the use of security keys and devices, such as smartphones and smartwatches.

How is this more secure than using a password?

According to the Worldwide Web Consortium, WebAuthn has some significant security benefits, including login keys, such as FIDO2, which are unique to specific websites. If users decide to log in using their face or fingerprint, the information is never sent to a server and will only be stored on the user's device. This is a massive step to stopping websites from tracking and following users around the Internet.

Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Apple's Safari already support WebAuthn, and now that the W3C has approved the standard, websites will be integrating the new login option. Dropbox was one of the first websites to adopt WebAuthn, shortly followed by Microsoft.

Passwords aren't going to disappear overnight, but with the announcement of WebAuthn becoming an official web standard you can expect that Passwords will eventually become a thing of the past.

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Cybersecurity Requires Flexibility to Changes

Apr 9, 2018 8:00:00 PM / by Chad Sublet posted in Best Practices, Network Security, Cybersecurity

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Security is always changing due to the volatility of online threats and vulnerabilities. Things have changed so much over the past decade that solutions that worked back then are so outdated that they put your business at risk today. This brings into question what you should expect in the years to come. What are some of the threats that your business can expect to face in the future?

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