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Vol. 14, #42 - Oct 8, 2009 - Issue #747
IT Security Breaches: Damage is Still Rising

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  1. Editor's Corner
    • Special Edition
    • IT Security Breaches: Damage is Still Rising
  2. Admin Toolbox
    • Admin Tools We Think You Shouldn't Be Without
  3. Tech Briefing
    • How is your French? Spanish? German?
    • Products Overview: Our IT Team got a standing ovation!
    • Put a real robot into your Active Directory Administration!
  4. WServerNews Fave Links
    • This Week's Links We Like. Tips, Hints And Fun Stuff.
  5. Product of the Week
    • Tighten Network Security breaches with myPassword
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Editor's Corner

Special Edition

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IT Security Breaches: Damage is Still Rising

Fact, the latest State of IT Security survey results indicate...
  • Network security breaches have become more of a problem in the past 12 months.
  • Even though the number of breaches has remained about the same, the damage is more severe.
  • Respondents say the average total costs of an IT security breach in 2008 was more than $85k.
According to the joint FBI and Homeland Security's Assessment ...
  • Rigorous attention to computer security and use of supporting technology reduces compromise
  • Lax login and password policies increase the vulnerability of computers to exploitation by hackers
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 identity.

What Can be Done About It? You can utilize a secure, self-service password 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 authentication!


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Tech Briefing


How is your French? Spanish? German?

Namescape just released the new multi-lingual version of myPassword, a self-service AD password management solution. myPassword works independently or effortlessly combined with rDirectory, and includes email-based verification and anti-hacker security requirements. You can automatically reduce 40% of your Help Desk's workload and drive user productivity by quickly restoring access without increasing costly overhead. We now support Fine-Grained Password Policies.
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Products Overview: Our IT Team got a standing ovation!

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WServerNews Fave Links

This Week's Links We Like. Tips, Hints And Fun Stuff.



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!
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