How Effective is Multi-Factor Authentication?

During a time in which hacks, breaches and ransomware attacks are growing at an alarming rate, Microsoft says that successful attacks on systems that use Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) are so rare, they don’t even have statistics on them. In an article on ZDnet, Microsoft also says only about 10 percent of their enterprise customers have implemented MFA, which points to a very large missed opportunity to instantly secure corporate data and IT resources.

A Ransomware Horror Story, And How To Prevent Your Own

Managed Server Providers (MSPs) provide IT and security services on a subscription model. Their great benefit is that they allow their clients to enjoy proactive management and protection while still having the ability to control IT costs. An ounce of prevention, the old saying goes, is worth a pound of cure.

Google Discovers Massive iPhone Hack

Google and Apple may be competing with each other for the best devices and market share, but they are allies in the war against cybercrime. Proof of that was revealed when Google's Project Zero security research team informed Apple that they had discovered an iPhone hack and had identified 14 security flaws in iOS versions 10 through 12. These hacks gave the attackers access to almost every level of the iPhone’s software.

Equifax Breach and Settlement: What Equifax Did Right

Recently, Equifax announced a settlement with the FTC regarding the breach of its corporate network in 2017. We wrote about this in January of 2018 and described this breach as “one of the most extensive and intrusive data breaches in history” and we asked the question “Could it happen again?” As we’ve seen over the last 18 months, the answer is Yes, with large and small companies having to shell out huge sums in fines, penalties and damages.

Why We Tell You Cyber-Security Horror Stories

Every month, in our printed newsletter and on our website’s blog, we tell you about the latest cyber security horror stories. We’ve told you about companies that have endured millions of dollars of damage from ransomware attacks. We’ve written about companies who have had to pay millions of dollars in fines to state and federal authorities because they didn’t protect their own customer’s data.

Beware This Legacy Security Hole

One of the most common ways for hackers to attack any individual or company is through email. And once a hacker gains access to your email, they can often gain access to many other parts of your business. So locking down your email with appropriate modern security measures is a very easy and powerful step in preventing an initial breach.