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2fa explained: How to enable it and how it works

Two-factor authentication (2fa) is a method of establishing access to an online account or computer system that requires the user to provide two different types of information. It can boost security for anyone using any kind of online...

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Is AI fundamental to the future of cybersecurity?

Thanks to the quickening pace of natural language capability development, artificial intelligence will likely be at the forefront of the next wave of cybersecurity tools.

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How to set up password policies in Azure AD Password Protection

When was the last time you reviewed your password policy? It's probably time to update, and Microsoft Azure has a good tool to set up and manage that policy.

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How First Citrus Bank got rid of employee passwords

The Florida bank rolled out passwordless authentication in February that relies on device biometrics of their smartphones.

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What should your company’s change password policy be?

Microsoft's recent dropping of its maximum password age default renews the debate over forced password changes. Here's why you should continue to expire passwords.

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Facebook stashing plain text passwords is a wake-up call to improve GRC

Facebook storing hundreds of millions of user passwords in plain text demonstrates the urgent need for more effective governance, risk management and compliance at public companies.

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7 hot cybersecurity trends (and 4 going cold)

Is that security trend hot or not? From tools and technologies to threats, tactics, and training, the numbers don't lie.

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How to protect against poor Windows password practices

Employees will reuse passwords for work systems for their personal online accounts. Here's how to set up multifactor authentication in a Windows environment to reduce the risk of password compromise.

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Password managers remain an important security tool despite new vulnerability report

Experts downplay discovery of a vulnerability that can expose passwords in a computer's memory. Hackers likely to take easier paths to stealing passwords.

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The best password advice right now (Hint: It's not the NIST guidelines)

Short and crackable vs. long, complex and prone to reuse? The password debate rages on, but this columnist has a change of mind.

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I can get and crack your password hashes from email

Malicious hackers can use a simple trick to get your Windows computer to authenticate to a remote server that captures your password hash — just by sending you an email. Take these steps to test for the vulnerability.

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Using a password manager: 7 pros and cons

This veteran security pro feels more secure now that he's using a password manager, but there are still risks.

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What is the future of authentication? Hint: It’s not passwords, passphrases or MFA

Passphrases and MFA are not password saviors. Ultimately, authentication will rely on algorithms to determine user identity and detect fraudulent actions.

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Are long passphrases the answer to password problems?

Passphrases can be more secure than passwords, but there are limitations and hackers will eventually master cracking them.

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6 ways companies fail at security fundamentals

A new report suggests many organizations are failing in the basic cyber hygiene efforts and leaving themselves exposed to hackers.

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10 topics every security training program should cover

A thorough end-user education program is a necessary weapon in the battle to protect your perimeter. These 10 topics are the baseline of what to include in an awareness training program.

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Why you shouldn’t use your face as your password

You can now use your face to lock your smartphone. But just because you can doesn’t mean you should.

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Does the answer to better security lie in password-less experiences?

Truly password-less authentication that lets users control personal details is key to avoid identity theft and data breaches.

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