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What Is Zero Trust?

Zero Trust architecture is a modern approach to cybersecurity that many leading tech companies are using.    As the name implies, the Zero Trust model eliminates any implied trust throughout a cybersecurity network, requiring all users to verify their credentials regardless of where they are in relation to the network perimeter.     The way we…

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Single Sign-On: Advantages, Disadvantages, and Considerations

Single Sign-On: Advantages, Disadvantages, and Considerations Improved IT security and end-user experience makes Single Sign-On an IT solution worth reviewing with your Managed IT Service Provider. However, there are certainly disadvantages to consider. In this article, we explore both to provide transparency about this tool. What is Single Sign-On (SSO)? SSO is an authentication tool…

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Passphrase vs. Password

Passphrase vs. Password Passwords are something you use every day, whether you are checking your email, logging into your online bank account, placing an order for a product or simply accessing your mobile device or computer. Passwords are also your weaknesses. Your emails can be read, personal files accessed, identity stolen, money transferred, and contacts…

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5 Signs You’ve Been Hacked

5 Signs You’ve Been Hacked Your business cannot afford to overlook the dangers posed by hackers who are getting more sophisticated every year. But how do you know if you’ve been hacked? Here are 5 signs that your network may have been compromised: Spam emails are being sent from your company’s computers and email accounts.…

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Multi-Factor Authentication Considerations

Multi-Factor Authentication Considerations Cybersecurity is vital as hackers try to exploit businesses. Your accounts need an extra layer of protection so that your data does not fall into the wrong hands. This is where multi-factor authentication can be beneficial. Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) requires two or more pieces of evidence before a user is granted access…

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8 Ways to Avoid Spear Phishing

8 Ways to Avoid Spear Phishing Phishing is an attack designed to trick end-users into giving away confidential information, typically by sending an email posing as a legitimate organization (like a financial institution) and linking to a website disguised as one associated with that institution. Spear phishing is a more sophisticated version of phishing that…