It’s no surprise that global spending on cybersecurity products and services is predicted to surpass $1 trillion over the next four years, according to Cybersecurity Ventures. After all, a massive problem needs a massive solution.
This article...does 4 important things. 1. It states the obvious, that password only authentication is an extremely inadequate from of authentication; 2. It lists roughly 30 commonly used sites and accounts that offer two-step authentication; 3. It walks the reader through how to set up a two-step verification system on each of these accounts (including videos and screenshots); and 4. It discusses the inconvenience of security.
How’s your cybersecurity these days? If you’re like most small businesses, it’s probably not that great.
In fact, recent statistics show that fewer than one-fifth of small businesses report their cybersecurity as highly effective. That’s a problem, given that over half of respondents say their small business has undergone a cyberattack or a data breach in the past year.
Your mobile devices – including smartphones, laptops and tablets – are always within reach everywhere you go, whether for work, travel or entertainment. These devices make it easy to connect to the world around you, but they can also pack a lot of info about you and your friends and family, like your contacts, photos, videos, location and health and financial data. It’s important to use your mobile device safely.
No matter how effective—or expensive—the security tools protecting your network are, there’s no way to predict the damage caused by a single careless user. The war against cyber criminals is fought each time a user decides to click an unfamiliar link or open an attachment—and just a single mistake could be the reason for massive data loss.
Do you use the same password for multiple accounts? A recent report from TeleSign shows roughly 3 out of 4 of us do so AND have not changed said passwords in over 5 years. It should not come a shock, then, to learn that around 40% of people polled have had a “security incident” in the past year (meaning an account was hacked, a password was stolen, or personal information was compromised).