Month: June 2016
US fast food chain Wendy’s is the latest organisation to suffer a significant data breach. As the story unfolds, it’s clear the business seems to have been caught off guard in fully understanding the impact and extent of the breach. This isn’t at all unusual – the first time many businesses know they’ve been hacked is when someone from outside the organisation tells them. But argues Lee Painter, CEO of Hypersocket Software, it doesn’t have to be this way.
In the first half of 2015, 246 million records were breached globally and 82% were classed as mega breaches because of the numbers of records hacked. Often, the first an organisation knows of their systems being compromised is when an external party tells them. Even where this isn’t the case, data breach notification obligations mean businesses can’t always remain silent about a breach while they deal with the fallout.
Whether from malicious hackers, an insider job or employee errors, there are a number of proactive steps organisations can take to mitigate the risk and avoid becoming one of this year’s data breach statistics.
Stolen credentials are a prime entry point to systems for hackers. Introducing Identity and Access Management (IAM) technology means that regardless of how a network and data is being accessed, it’s being accessed securely through correct identity mapping, correct access assignments and robust authentication flows.Read More
SSO and password hacks help businesses boost productivity and increase cybersecurity
Nottingham, 02 June 2016 – With news that a seven character password now takes a hacker under a second to crack, the need for employees to use stronger, more complex passwords as an essential weapon in any organisation’s cybersecurity arsenal has never been more important.
But with multiple log-ins and the requirement for stronger passwords comes the inevitable challenge of remembering them, resulting in frustrating password resets and calls to IT helpdesks, along with the security nightmare of people being tempted to write passwords down. To help alleviate the increasing password burden on employees and the security risks to businesses, Hypersocket Software is offering its Single Sign-On (SSO) Enterprise edition technology at a cost* more usually associated with basic editions for small businesses, along with five hacks for stronger passwords.
Lee Painter, CEO of Hypersocket Software comments: “Passwords are still one of the most prominent methods by which end users are authenticated to gain access into an application or a network. But remembering numerous credentials for the numerous applications we use every day is troublesome and time consuming for both employees and businesses. A far easier approach is to implement Single Sign-On technology which allows users to access the systems they need with one password, enabling companies to make their password requirements stronger, longer and trickier for hackers to uncover.”Read More