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Category: Access control


Access control, Network security, Security

Lock Down Personal Smart Devices to Improve Enterprise IoT Security

April 9, 2020

Via: Security Intelligence

The presence of internet of things (IoT) devices in employee’s homes is a neglected item in many enterprise threat models. Caution is certainly warranted here, but it’s entirely possible to improve your risk awareness and secure smart devices in a […]


Access control, Security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Password vulnerability at Fortune 1000 companies

March 25, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

Despite often repeated advice of using unique passwords for online accounts – or at least the most critical ones – password reuse continues to be rampant. And, according to breach discovery firm SpyCloud, employees of the Fortune 1000 are just […]


Access control, Mobile, Privacy protection, Security

Google to limit federal access to location data as it fights coronavirus

March 18, 2020

Via: The Hill

Google said on Tuesday that it would be limiting the access that the federal government has to its massive collection of user location data, even as it said it would help the government try to slow the coronavirus outbreak in […]


Access control, Network security, Security

How Retail Security Can Welcome IoT Innovations Without Putting Customers at Risk

March 11, 2020

Via: Security Intelligence

Retail businesses, from mom-and-pop shops to major department stores, are investing heavily in technology to enhance the in-store experience. With the imminent arrival of mainstream 5G, smarter systems are expected to dominate the retail space as the internet of things […]


Access control, Network security, Security

Do you trust your admins? 5 tips to manage administrator access

March 4, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Trusting your administrators and outside consultants is a key part of the security process. But should you? I recently came across a story where an employee of a managed service provider (MSP) sold access to the client base. Years ago, […]


Access control, Security

Soon, your password will expire permanently

March 3, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

Passwords have been around since ancient times and they now serve as the primary method for authenticating a user during the login process. Individuals are expected to use unique username and password combinations to access dozens of protected resources every […]


Access control, Security

FBI recommends using passphrases instead of complex passwords

February 24, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

Recent guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) highlights that the password length is much more important than password complexity. The recommendations are part of the Protected Voices initiative launched by the FBI to help 2020 political […]


Access control, Network security, Security

Security Think Tank: Zero trust strategies must start small, then grow

February 18, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

It is widely recognised that the traditional boundary protection approach to security is broken, particularly in the era of cloud services and remote working, where it is no longer possible to identify your perimeter, or trust those who purport to […]


Access control, Security

The 25 worst passwords of 2019, and 8 tips for improving password security

February 13, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Pop quiz: What has been the most popular — and therefore least secure — password every year since 2013? If you answered “password,” you’d be close. “Qwerty” is another contender for the dubious distinction, but the champion is the most […]


Access control, Network security, Security

Will Weak Passwords Doom the Internet of Things (IoT)?

February 13, 2020

Via: Security Intelligence

Weak passwords can hurt any organization’s security efforts and make any device easily hackable, but could they also be the greatest point of failure for internet of things (IoT) security? Weak passwords certainly put companies deploying IoT devices at greater […]