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Escaping the echo chamber: How to make cybersecurity accessible for all

We’ve all experienced digital growing pains in the era of COVID-19. Whether it’s ordering food delivery off a smartphone for the first time or working through technical difficulties during a game of “Among Us” with friends, we’ve had to adapt to new ways of doing things online.Although most of our moves to digital channels have made our lives more frictionless, they’ve also brought many cybersecurity challenges. Many users struggle to access online tools due to physical and economic barriers or

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3 Cybersecurity Resolutions to Survive 2021

Predicting a global pandemic that reshaped how we interact with each other and our devices at a fundamental level would be nigh impossible, but we have seen an acceleration in the shift to cloud-based services. This shows the adaptability of organizations looking to evolve and thrive during an unprecedented event. However, this shift has also left some businesses vulnerable to exploitation. My one-line forecast is that we should expect a cloud migration trend to continue or even accelerate in 2021

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The not-so-obvious cost of fraud to your company’s bottom line

It’s no longer a matter of if your business data has been breached; it’s a matter of how much has been stolen and who has it.The dark web — a part of the internet only accessible through special software and authorization mechanisms that enable users to browse anonymously — is, in essence, a data supermarket. Fraudsters breach online consumer accounts, then sell stolen data to other bad actors who use that information for illegal activity. Hopefully, this is not news

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HTTP vs. HTTPS: How one letter can make a difference

Searching for HTTPSYou probably overlook it, and yet that letter protects your data every day.On March 12, 2021, the World Wide Web celebrates its 32nd birthday. But time passes for everyone,  and in the past three decades, the miraculous communication between systems that you are using right now has changed dramatically. That “www” you see before website domains representing the World Wide Web is now accompanied by even more acronyms.I’m talking about HTTPS, that something that helps keep you secure. So, for

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The harsh reality about your password practices

receiving a harsh truth about passwordsYou reuse passwords, add exclamation marks to them, and are confident you won’t be hacked. Have a seat, we’ve been waiting for you.You are looking for a book. It’s not on Amazon; it’s not on Indigo. But it’s on this website you’ve never seen before, so you create an account and go to the checkout. It asks for a password and, after thinking hard for two seconds, you type Letmein1!, your favorite default password for one-off accounts like this. You

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