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5 Ways cybercriminals are using AI: Access and credential theft

5 Ways cybercriminals are using AI: Access and credential theft

Threat actors have embraced artificial intelligence (AI) for phishing, deepfakes, malware generation, content localization, and more. This week we’re looking at how they’re using it for credential theft to gain access to high-value networks. Stolen credentials are a goldmine for cybercriminals, especially if the...

/ June 4, 2024
Reducing our reliance on passwords to boost security

Reducing our reliance on passwords to boost security

Data breaches remain a serious threat to every business. In 2023, about half of them reported experiencing a data breach, according to the Data Breaches Investigations Report. In the United States, more than 90 million accounts were breached in the third...

/ May 2, 2024
Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Tips to follow year-round

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Tips to follow year-round

While Cybersecurity Awareness Month serves as a reminder for everyone to follow cybersecurity best practices, strong awareness should continue year-round. This month, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Alliance released their “Secure Our World” awareness campaign that aims to broadly promote cybersecurity...

/ October 26, 2023
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30 tips for Cybersecurity Awareness Month 

30 tips for Cybersecurity Awareness Month 

In collaboration with the National Cybersecurity Alliance, the National Cybersecurity Division of the Department of Homeland Security has been recognizing National Cybersecurity Awareness Month every October since 2004. The goal is to educate individuals and businesses on cyber risks and...

/ October 11, 2023
Cybersecurity Awareness Month to-do list

Cybersecurity Awareness Month to-do list

This month marks the 20th annual Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a collaboration between government and industry to highlight the importance of cybersecurity. The past two decades have brought about rapid change. “It’s hard to believe that Cybersecurity Awareness Month has been...

/ October 5, 2023

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: LastPass’ security incident update

LastPass provided an update to their August incident where an unauthorized access occurred in their cloud storages. The incident involved storages that contain production data and certain metadata of LastPass subscribers.  LastPass recommends businesses to review and update their passwords,...

/ December 28, 2022
Passwords in a pandemic

Passwords in a pandemic

World Password Day was celebrated earlier this month with some sobering statistics that may have people rethinking the use of their daughter’s middle name or favorite Italian dish as the basis for all of their security. MSPs can only hope...

/ May 28, 2020
New tools could help users be more security savvy

New tools could help users be more security savvy

When it comes to security, your end users are often a weak link in your safety regimen. It’s not because they are malicious or careless. It’s because they often don’t know any better, making them vulnerable to social engineering and...

/ October 21, 2019
Tech Time Warp: Fernando Corbató, father of the computer password

Tech Time Warp: Fernando Corbató, father of the computer password

Each October, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security shares tips and tricks for tech safety during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Naturally, a key focus is using strong, secure passwords — tips the father of the computer password, Fernando Corbató, could...

/ October 4, 2019
Halt! Who goes there? Helping clients manage passwords

Halt! Who goes there? Helping clients manage passwords

The idea of passwords goes back long before computers, back to when you had to prove you were a friend by giving the secret word to get by the guard. Much later, it provided a way to prove you were...

/ July 19, 2019