With cyberthreats becoming more sophisticated by the day, ensuring robust password protection has never been more critical in safeguarding business data. However, keeping passwords protected is easier said than done. Fortunately, a managed IT services provider (MSP) can help improve your business’s password security.
How can an MSP help improve password security?
Password check: 5 Ways to know if your password is strong
Having a strong password can safeguard your business from cybercriminals, while having a weak one puts you at risk of hacking, identity theft, and financial loss. To assess whether your password provides adequate protection against malicious attacks and unauthorized users, ask these five questions.
NIST’s password guidelines: What you need to know
In case you missed it, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released new guidelines for creating and managing passwords. This is great news for anyone looking to improve their online security. But what do these new guidelines mean for you? In this blog post, we will discuss the basics of the NIST password […]
Practical tips to secure your email account
Email is one of the most commonly used forms of communication nowadays. It’s quick, easy, and convenient, but it’s also vulnerable to attacks from hackers. Read on for some practical tips that you can use to secure your email account and keep your information safe. Use strong passwords Many email users fail to realize how […]
Working remotely? Follow these cybersecurity tips
Working from home is becoming an increasingly popular option for employees around the world. While this flexible work arrangement can be a great perk for employees, it also comes with its own set of security risks. Follow these cybersecurity tips so you can protect yourself, your personal information, and your company’s data while telecommuting. Patch […]
Why two-factor and two-step authentication matter
Two-factor authentication and two-step authentication are both vital for data security. But what’s the difference between them? Is one authentication process better than the other for your business? In this blog post, we will break down the differences between two-factor authentication and two-step authentication to help you decide which is more suitable for your needs. […]
How to keep your email account safe
Many businesses use email to send and receive sensitive information, making it an attractive target for cyberattacks. To reduce your exposure to cyberthreats, implement the following email security measures. Use separate email accounts Most people use a single email account for all their online tasks. As a result, all information from websites, newsletters, shopping deals, […]
It’s time to rethink your password strategy
In 2003, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) stated that strong passwords should consist of upper- and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. However, the institute has now reversed its stance. Find out why and learn what their new recommendations are. The problem The issue isn’t that the NIST advised people to create easy-to-crack […]
BYOD tips to improve security
Lax bring your own device (BYOD) policies are a growing concern for businesses. If you’re not managing your organization’s BYOD policy properly, it can pose a host of security risks to your company. Below are some of the inherent security risks of BYOD. Loss or theft of devices – Employees often bring their personal devices […]
Tips to keep your business data safe
Losing or compromising data can be disastrous for your business. It can lead to reputational damage, costly lawsuits, and termination of contracts, among others. And because threats to data security are always present online, it’s important to implement tough security measures that will keep your business data safe 24/7. Here are some tried-and-tested methods to […]