Why Your Business Requires Security

The States and Federal Identity Theft and Privacy Protection Laws now require businesses, agencies and organizations of all sizes to protect all personal information they store, and report to all their customers whenever a breach occurs. The financial ramifications after having a data breach can be very substantial to both present and future business. In some many cases a company never does recover from a breach and is forced to close down. Currently, the average cost on a company is $3.7M per incident.

Archive for April, 2009

Apr
16

PIN Crackers

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We all know what a PIN is (Personal Identification Number). When one uses only a PIN to authenticate a user it is refered to as single-factor authentication (something you know) which is the weakest of all authentications for network security. Today’s security standards now require at least tw0-factors (something you have and something you know). The best is security to protect against identity theft is a PIN protected, smartcard-based, password manager which offers double-two factor authentication.

Reader what Kim Zetter of Wired Magazine writes on how hackers have crossed into new frontiers by devising sophisticated ways to steal large amounts of personal identification numbers, or PINs, protecting credit and debit cards.  Click here to read the entire Wired article.

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Apr
08

Cyber Attacks on the Grid

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Here is a recent article on the threat of cyberspies and cyberterrorism. While the news like to publish these big articles, smaller businesses are just as much at risk. While anti-virus programs are needed, some attackers are breaking in due to weak passwords and poor password management by employees. That is why the government in many security directives is strongly suggesting two-factor authentication. Look into adding a smartcard based password manager as another tool to protect your networks.

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Apr
01

Security Talk #7 – Don’t use SSN for ID

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In the past schools and businesses like to use a person’s social security number as an identification or account number. Listen to why this practice can be very costly to your business.

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