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 January, 2012

Jan
05

How To Create Strong Passwords

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Passwords are the foundation for computer, network and SaaS (Cloud) authentication. One has to create strong passwords to be the vanguard. The more complex you make your passwords, the safer your data becomes. Unfortunately, complex passwords and a frequent change policy are often met with resistance, causing employees to circumvent good security policy for convenience. Every organization needs a secure Password Manager. Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Uniblue recently posted the following article on password security. Read More→

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Jan
03

Obama Administration Plans Internet ID

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Fox News reported on 1/8/11 that ” Obama Administration Reportedly Plans to Create Internet ID for All Americans“. Obama wants the Commerce Department to create Internet ID for all Americans.

Without getting into the political side, there are some key concerns that arise with a government issues Internet ID card. Digital certs will be implemented, but they are difficult to manage. Their main advantage is the non-repudiation feature – ensuring that an individual actual did something and can’t deny it later. But, to get that you need a central location to first authenticate that you are who you say you are. With all the fake and stolen ID’s out there can one really be sure of an individual’s identity anymore? That then may lead to fingerprinting everyone which brings up a whole new area of privacy concerns. Then who is going to check records and issue the cards? How much will they cost, who pays for it, and will it be such that only the “wealthy” can use the internet securely? Read More→

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