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Take the Ransom Out of Ransomware

White Paper: Unitrends

Ransomware has become so prolific that it is no longer a question of “if” you are going to get hit with any kind of malware. In a nutshell, it is a question of when. If Ransomware hasn’t held your data hostage, it’s just a matter of time. For a ransomware offense, some proactive measures must be taken that will attempt to keep ransomware out of all user and server- based systems. This whitepaper gives insight into the rise of ransomware and provides some guidance on protection, backup, and the recovery solutions that organizations should implement. Key takeaways from this whitepaper: Present scenario of ransomware today How does an enterprise make sure they never have to pay ransom? Best practices & recommendations to reduce risk and assure continuous recovery and data protection What does a good backup strategy look like for ransomware protection?

The Specops Password Report: Safeguarding Passwords Against Data Breaches

White Paper: SPECOPS

Passwords are the thin layer protecting our personal information from the “unknown.” A few key proactive measures can make that layer impenetrable. Shifting some burden from individuals to password policies that promote stronger passwords is the next logical step. A proactive password security approach can go a long way for both organizations and users. Password security is a responsibility that we must embrace and act on. When knowledge is combined with action, prevention is a natural outcome. This whitepaper helps to understand the correlation between publicized password leaks and the importance of blocking such passwords when guiding organizations and individuals towards stronger password security. Key takeaways from this whitepaper: Predictable Pitfalls: A strong password takes a backseat to a memorable password Data breaches and password dictionaries: creates opportunities in the form of dictionary attacks Turning the tables: Every data breach has a silver lining

Buyer’s Guide: Self-service Password Reset Solution

White Paper: SPECOPS

If you have identified the need for a self-service password reset solution, you are likely familiar with the cost-savings, usability, and security benefits. The next step is identifying the criteria to use when evaluating the desired outcome of your investment. A self-service password reset and management solution not only reduces the number of help desk password tickets but also enhances the productivity of an end user by averting unnecessary and prolonged waits. This whitepaper provides insights for achieving significant savings and maintaining security requires looking at what we call the Triple A’s: Adoption, Authentication, and Access. The right balance is attainable with a solution that is: • Easy to adopt - with various enrollment options • Highly accessible - no matter the device and location • Secure yet flexible - permits multifactor authentication with authentication choice • Cost effective - uses existing assets such as Active Directory, mobile devices, and authentication devices. 

Compliance and Beyond: Future-proofing your password policy

White Paper: SPECOPS

With password security policies and best practices in constant flux, our effectiveness in safeguarding our organization requires scrutiny. Unfortunately, the regulatory bodies we must abide by do not always pave a clear direction. This is where our own judgment must fill in the gaps. When it comes to password security policy, it is always a good rule of thumb to take a segmented approach over a generalized one. This whitepaper provides insights on how to create a strategy for password policies, while continuing to meet today’s compliance requirements. Key takeaways from this whitepaper: Character compositions and knowledge-based authentication Forced password expiration Compliance requirements in the backdrop of current wisdom about secure passwords Future-proofing existing password policies Password expiration based on role

Five Best Practices For Information Security Governance

White Paper: Diligent

Today’s economy depends on the secure flow of information within and across organizations as information security is an issue of vital importance. Successful Information Security Governance doesn’t come overnight; it’s a continuous process of learning, revising and adapting. While every company may have its specific needs, securing their data is a common goal for all organizations. This whitepaper highlights the best practices and guidelines to successfully implement strategic Information Security Governance. Key takeaways from this whitepaper: What is Information Security Governance and What it is Not Importance of Information Security Governance Misconceptions about Information Security Governance Why Information Security Governance is Needed

The Integration of SOPHIA with the People, Process, and Technology: The Convergence and collaboration of perfect arguments

White Paper: Covenant Security Solutions, Inc

Are you reaping the full benefits of security technology convergence? Using technology alone is a practically impossible and cyber-security protection requires the convergence of physical security and cyber-security. If not, Security Operations and Intelligence Analysis tool can help you do that by securing the integrity of your business data and processes. Download this free white paper to learn about: What is the security technology convergence? How Security Operations and Intelligence Analysis tool can help your business? How and when a disruption of sensitive data may occur? How to integrate SOPHIA within the organization? How technology convergence using SOPHIA can streamline your business? This paper examines strategies to improve an organization’s overall cyber-security posture and manage risk by converging physical and cyber security by collecting real time data on the organizations people, systems, and processes using Covenant Security Solutions Security Operations and Intelligence Analysis (SOPHIA).

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