Vol. 14, #42 - Oct 8, 2009 - Issue #747
IT Security Breaches: Damage is Still Rising
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- IT Security Breaches: Damage is Still Rising
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- Admin Tools We Think You Shouldn't Be Without
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- Put a real robot into your Active Directory Administration!
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- Product of the Week
- Tighten Network Security breaches with myPassword
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IT Security Breaches: Damage is Still Rising
Fact, the latest State of IT Security survey results indicate...
According to the joint FBI and Homeland Security's Assessment ...
- Network security breaches have become more of a problem in the past 12
- Even though the number of breaches has remained about the same, the damage is
- Respondents say the average total costs of an IT security breach in 2008 was
more than $85k.
One of the Ten Worst Security Mistakes IT Help Desk's make, according to the
Sans Institute, is to reset or change a user's passwords in response to
telephone calls or personal requests, without securely verifying the user's
- Rigorous attention to computer security and use of supporting technology
- Lax login and password policies increase the vulnerability of computers to
exploitation by hackers
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reset solution and mitigate risk, implement strong internal controls, document
security protocols, educate employees not recycle or share passwords, and to
change their passwords often. Finally, increase security with user
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||Product of the Week
Tighten Network Security breaches with myPassword
Security breaches have become more of a problem in the past 12 months, according to the
CompTIA's latest State of IT Security survey. Even though the number of breaches have
remained the same, the damage is more severe and average total costs of each IT breach
is $85k+. Is your exposure time to security incidents too long? And, as your company
tightens security, do your users struggle to remember their growing collection of ever-changing
credentials? Use myPassword, a self-service password management tool. Streamlines AD password
administration by empowering users to reset their own passwords and unlock accounts through an
easy and secure web interface!