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The data breach at UK accounting software company Sage has brought the insider threat facing businesses into focus and, according to security experts Hypersocket Software, highlights the need for more stringent access control.
The Sage breach, which may have compromised the personal information of employees at 280 businesses, is thought to have resulted from unauthorised access from an internal computer log-in.
In contrast to the popular image of evil hackers trying to steal data using brute force and denial of service attacks, this latest incident emphasises that the danger for organisations can just as easily come from inside. In addition to the threat of malicious activity from otherwise legitimate insiders or employee errors, there also is a risk that the user credentials can be compromised and that the ID authentication process can be exploited to let malicious outsiders into the system.
But according to Lee Painter CEO of Hypersocket Software many businesses are not properly addressing the risk from within their business and do not fully follow the principle of least privilege access.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