Passwords – Outdated and Dangerous, But Necessary?

Passwords – Outdated and Dangerous, But Necessary? Here’s a quick test – what do these seemingly random alphanumerical groupings have in common? 1.      123456 2.     password 3.     123456789 4.     12345678 5.     12345 6.     111111 7.     1234567 8.     sunshine 9.     qwerty 10.  iloveyou That is a list of the Top Ten Passwords used in 2018. Recognize…

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What is the Dark Web and Why Should we Care?

You’re happily humming along on the Internet thinking you’ve got a pretty good understanding. You can navigate your way around Google, Facebook, Amazon, and news sites. You’re actually only visiting four percent of the Internet. There’s a whole world (96% of the Internet) hiding beyond these safe surface-level sites, known as the Dark Web. It’s a much less hospitable place.…

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Compliance is a Team Project

With all the rules and regulations surrounding the compliance alphabet soup in play today, it will take more than one person to bring your company in line. We’ve laid out the multiple roles needed to up your compliance game, especially when it comes to HIPAA, PCI, and GDPR. IT Team Your first line of defense…

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GDPR- Should you care?

In 2018, the European Union enacted a new directive to protect its citizens from having their personal information stolen or sold known as GDPR or General Data Protection Regulation. This legislation protects EU citizens, but in reality, it is a global law at this point. Any businesses in the world that mishandle the personal information…

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Compliance Alphabet Soup

No matter what industry you’re in, compliance acronyms are abundant, filling your days with both confusion and regulation. We call it the compliance alphabet soup. It’s time to make a little bit more sense of all those acronyms and what they likely mean for your business. GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation): While this regulation only applies to the European Union…

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Getting Ahead of Windows End of Life

With Windows 7 end of life quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about what needs to be done to prepare. Technically, regular Windows 7 support has been dead since 2015, however, the extended support period is over January 2020, which means no more updates or security patches. What should you be aware of for EOL? Get ready, you may have some…

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