Category: Security Basics

Key Takeaways From The Gartner IAM Summit

Key Takeaways From The Gartner IAM Summit

Password solutions a core element of IAM strategies today Attendees at the recent Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit were treated to a first-hand look into a rapidly emerging industry segment widely considered a bulwark against the surging threat of global cybercrime. And as Summit visitors saw, the threat environment […]

Are IT Professionals Turning a Blind Eye to Password Security?

Are IT Professionals Turning a Blind Eye to Password Security?

If you are an IT leader, particularly in a mid-sized or small organization, here are some mission-critical data security questions for you to consider. When was the last time you voluntarily submitted to having a security audit focusing on password use in your organization? Have you submitted to a third-party […]

5 Tips for Safer Holiday Shopping in Stores & Online

5 Tips for Safer Holiday Shopping in Stores & Online

‘Tis the season for holiday shopping and hackers! As Black Friday and Cyber Monday approach us, the two biggest shopping days of the year, it’s imperative that consumers everywhere follow some simple steps to protect themselves and their wallets. This level of security awareness should not only apply during the […]

Department of Homeland Security Recommends Password Managers

Department of Homeland Security Recommends Password Managers

…This is big. According to an article published by the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team, a subset of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, password managers are not simply useful but are in fact necessary in the internet age (you can download the article here). We’ve all heard it […]

New Report Says 90% of User-Generated Passwords Are Hackable

New Report Says 90% of User-Generated Passwords Are Hackable

Are your passwords safe? Bad news. Almost certainly not. According to some troubling new data released Tuesday by Deloitte, password security will be a primary concern for all connected users in 2013. The global consulting firm predicts that over 90%—yes, you read that right, 90%—of passwords generated by users will […]

Three New Year's Resolutions Anyone Can (And Should) Keep

Three New Year's Resolutions Anyone Can (And Should) Keep

Happy New Year, Keepees! Welcome to the future. January should be a month of fresh starts and optimism, but sometimes making resolutions can feel like more of a burden than anything else. The pressure to be better can take all the fun out of the New Year. Luckily, there’s one […]

The Truth About Cybercrime Today

The Truth About Cybercrime Today

December is Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness month. Amidst all the bells-a-ringing and people singing that also come around this time of year, it can be easy to ignore the more sober reality of this important topic. Are You Aware? A great place to start on the “awareness” side of […]

A Day Without Internet

A Day Without Internet

As of today, internet in Syria is reported at least partially restored, according to tech blog CloudFlare. The blackout began on Thursday, Novemeber 29, with a sudden shutdown of all traffic from Syria to the rest of the internet. In addition, some cellphone connections were reported shut off. While connectivity […]

Hundreds of Thousands of Private University Records Fall Prey to Hacking

Hundreds of Thousands of Private University Records Fall Prey to Hacking

At least 50 universities from around the world were hacked recently. About 120,000 records of names, user names, passwords, phone numbers and addresses of students and faculty were prey. Harvard, Cornell, Stanford and Princeton were four universities that were included in the security breach. The group known as Ghostshell posted […]

Use Keeper To Protect You and Your Smartphone

Use Keeper To Protect You and Your Smartphone

Imagine everything on your Smartphone wiped clean in a matter of seconds? Unless your Smartphone was using Keeper’s Self-Destruct function (and your information was backed up to Keeper’s Cloud), the thought of your data vanishing is downright terrifying. But unfortunately, another newly discovered security flaw has been revealed. This security […]