If you own a business, you probably know that delivering dependable Wi-Fi is an essential service for customers, especially considering most people carry at least one Wi-Fi enabled device at all times. But, if security parameters are not set and networks are not properly monitored, you could be exposing your business and your customers to a variety of security … [Read more...]
Why Governments Shouldn’t Hoard Zero-Days
The Cyber Cold War is upon us. Nation-states around the world are stockpiling zero-day exploits against widely-used programs and products. The goal? Some countries would say the best defense is a good offense; that they want to have a bigger cyber “stick” than the other guys. Others might suggest these tactics are purely an insurance policy. Regardless of motivation, … [Read more...]
What 6 Social Media Habits Put Your Business At Risk?
Using social media at work is acceptable in most offices, and is critical to some people’s jobs. But, with people actively posting, reading and connecting during business hours, what network security risks does this create? WatchGuard's Information Security Threat Analyst, Marc Laliberte, recently offered his perspective in a Dark Reading article. From oversharing to clicking … [Read more...]
How Secure is SMS 2FA? – Daily Security Byte
Over the last few days, a number of stories have come out suggesting that text or SMS-based two factor authentication (2FA) is a bad idea. The articles are based on NIST's updated guidance around authentication, where they warn that SMS-based out-of-band authenticators suffer security risks. Watch today's video to learn about these risks, but also to hear why I think you should … [Read more...]