Yes, turning on multi-factor authentication (aka 2FA) is really important

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When you work within an industry like IT security, you can sometimes get blindsided. Perhaps you feel untouchable by the bad stuff out there, simply because you know it exists, and you know how to secure against it.

Here’s a good example: many who are knowledgeable about IT security KNOW that multi-factor authentication (2FA) is a vital security measure, yet many haven’t turned it on for the majority of their apps (not that all apps offer 2FA, and you should reconsider ...

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How to provide IT security training that works

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All IT teams in medium to large organizations know that they should be providing regular IT security training to staff members. Small businesses should be doing it too, but might not be as aware of the need for cybersecurity training for non-IT staff.

Thing is, other jobs always seem to get in the way. Firefighting system availability, authentication, confidentiality and security issues means that training often drops down the priority list.

Even in security-conscious organizations, months, and even years, can pass without ...

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SEC Exam Chief Plans Cybersecurity Guidance For Advisors

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Securities and Exchange Commission Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations Director Drew Bowden said Wednesday he hopes to publish cybersecurity guidance for financial advisors this year.Rather than provide a list of best practices or rules, the guidance will offer a report on how prepared the financial services industry is on cybersecurity so advisors can compare it to what they are doing, the OCIE chief said.

He noted OCIE has ...

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