Internet websites such as techradar.com and cybernews.com have been reporting that RockYou2021 is the largest password breach ever released, even comparing it to the Compilation of Many Breaches (COMB) breach collection we reported on earlier this year. Headlines include the fact that RockYou2021 has more than twice as many passwords (8 billion) compared to COMB (3.2 billion)…
You’re back in the stadium watching your favourite football team play, the crowds are going wild and your team is winning. Look again at the number of people present (when stadiums are back to full capacity) and imagine each one of those fans had the same password – football. Football fans around the world are..
The future of passwords is under the spotlight at present. The discussion to remove and replace them with alternative authentication methods is being addressed in many virtual boardrooms around the world with the need to migrate towards passwordless authentication. As password-related breaches become more common (SolarWinds and Cit0Day) and bigger (COMB), it is becoming more..
No-one could have predicted how 2020 was going to pan out when we welcomed the new year in all those months ago before lockdowns and remote working were part of our daily setup for this year. Many industries have struggled throughout but the technology sector and in particular cybersecurity have never been so busy (well..
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or aren’t into IT security, you will of heard about the Cit0day breach database dump. Various online news outlets rushed to get their scare tactic reports out, while others took some time to pause and analyze what was found in the breach before commenting. As ever, industry insiders..
Protect yourself, protect your organization, protect your Active Directory With everyone working at home and IT policies under scrutiny as cyberattacks are on the rise, how do you ensure your Active Directory is secure? Time to do an audit to find out! Remote working is key to keeping organizations functional but it can also be..
Whether it is POPIA, CMMC, BDDK, GDPR, or NYDFS that you are needing to comply with is dependent upon which country your organization is located in and what international business connections you have. In today’s working environment, organizations are expected to comply, with both international and local regulatory bodies, and those that don’t, face the..
In this article, we explain why you need a password security management solution. In a study conducted by Risk Based Security, it was found that 69 per cent of people have genuine concerns about their online identity being stolen. Yet, of those same people, 81 per cent still re-use their passwords, leaving themselves extremely vulnerable..
Has your bank informed you of their recent security improvements? UK banks and financial institutions have been announcing the use of SMS Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to secure your accounts and financial transactions. So far we’ve seen the likes of HSBC, Co-Operative Bank, Metro Bank, NatWest Bank, and many others jump on board the SMS MFA..
Make it easy for people to self-serve online and that is what the vast majority of people will elect to do. Public sector organisations have invested millions in putting key services online and have also spent a significant amount of money making us aware of them. For these organisations it means that they can reduce..