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Microsoft Report: Top 3 Cybersecurity Threats To Be Aware Of

Posted by Alecia Drinkwater on Mar 27, 2018 12:35:04 PM

Cybercrime is a business and, if you’re a hacker, business is good these days.  These hackers are looking for cheaper strategies to maximize impact and minimize their cost.  The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, released earlier this month, has recognized 3 key trends seeming to dominate the threat landscape.

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Topics: toptechproblems, Security, communication, ransomware

New NIST Password Rules and How They Effect You

Posted by Alecia Drinkwater on May 10, 2017 1:58:45 PM

I’m willing to bet we are all guilty of, at one point in time, using “Password123” as our password on some random website we used that made us create a user account just to proceed on with our purchase.  With so many websites requiring us to create these new user accounts and come up with passwords on-the-fly, it’s no wonder our best-laid-plans to come up with a new, unique, unbreakable, impenetrable password (as recommended by security experts) so often fail.  And the hackers are just getting better and better at figuring out our quick fix passwords. 

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Topics: Security