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Jan 31, '19 by Joerg Schneider-Simon

Another year, another listing of the top 25 most popular passwords, with the top two spots being taken, yet again, by “123456” and “password.”

People are notoriously terrible at choosing secure passwords. That is why when biometric-based...

Jan 17, '19 by Joerg Schneider-Simon

During this time of year, it’s natural to look to the year ahead and predict what it will bring. Cybersecurity experts have been doing this for decades, analyzing trends and developments to estimate a forthcoming landscape and alerting...

Dec 17, '18 by Joerg Schneider-Simon

Quick: When you think of data breaches, what comes to mind?

If you’re like most people, you think of cyberattacks that target structured, secured databases. These cyberattackers steal reams of sensitive data, often selling the data to the highest...

Nov 26, '18 by Joerg Schneider-Simon

It may be hard to believe, but six months have passed since the GDPR deadline. During that time, companies (including bowbridge) contacted their lists, seeking active consent to continue sending them information. GDPR opt-in emails were so...

Nov 14, '18 by Joerg Schneider-Simon

“I have read and understood the company’s IT policy.”

Employees check the box, but are they adhering to the policy? The evidence suggests otherwise: In a survey of IT professionals, employees leaving laptops and phones unsecured in vulnerable...

Nov 1, '18 by Joerg Schneider-Simon

Our friends at Cybersecurity Insiders recently released their 2018 Application Security Report, which contains some eyebrow-raising results. For example, only 62 percent of respondents feel (at best) moderately confident in their organization’s...

Oct 26, '18 by Joerg Schneider-Simon

Passwords are out, prints are in.

Biometric security features have been added to door locks, banking applications, smart phones and beyond. Instead of memorizing pin numbers, authenticating our identity is now as simple as looking into a camera...

Oct 16, '18 by Joerg Schneider-Simon

Ransomware continues to be one of the top varieties of malicious software. And it’s wreaking havoc, grinding company operations to a halt as the ransomware renders mission-critical data and systems inaccessible, while also exposing companies to...

Sep 27, '18 by Joerg Schneider-Simon

The enemy is coming … and the white hats are outnumbered.

It’s predicted there will be a worldwide shortage of cybersecurity professionals—2 million of them, to be precise—by 2019. Should someone from your own cybersecurity team leave your...