As we look back at the year that was, we can say that it was one for the record books in more ways than one. The challenges that companies were forced to deal with were unique and unprecedented. The rapid move to move workers off premise and the rapid adaptation to remote work methodologies opened […]
Since 2017, the Verizon Database Investigations Report repeatedly shows that more than 80 percent of hacking related breaches each year are tied to passwords.
Passwords continue to be the primary means that enterprises use to protect user identities. But what is protecting the passwords?
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Think of a hacker as an enemy attack submarine. In warfare, a submarine lurks underwater, seeking victims. It may be probing the defenses of a shipping harbor to find weaknesses that can be exploited. Hackers perform a similar strategy today as they probe the web for internet-facing assets to find easy targets to breach and […]
CREATE A REALLY STRONG PASSWORD: A PEN TESTER’S PERSPECTIVE. Attackers have figured out how to crack even what you and I think are the toughest passwords. HALOCK pen testers almost always find passwords as a weak spot in every investigation. With so much at stake, it’s a wonder why password safety still isn’t being […]
Now that you know that Heartbleed is potentially exposing your secure systems to malicious hackers, you need to know what to do about it. Not only does that mean you need to secure your systems (even the ones you don’t yet know use Open SSL), but you also need to be able to understand […]
Author: Todd Becker, PCI QSA, ISO 27001 Auditor Phishing is by no means a new topic in today’s news. But the increasing complexity and targeted nature of attacks have evolved to a level of sophistication that is even phooling knowledgeable members of the IT community. The end result could just be embarrassing, but it could also […]
Understand the importance of password safety. Every time Americans tune into the Nightly News and hear about the latest cyber attack, it sends millions of us to our computers to check and change our passwords. That’s because while most of us know we should use a unique username and password combination for each and every […]