Category: News and Insights

Microsoft’s Allegedly “Passwordless” Login Isn’t All It’s Hyped Up to Be

Microsoft’s Allegedly “Passwordless” Login Isn’t All It’s Hyped Up to Be

Microsoft made a bold statement last week when it suddenly announced that their users can now ditch their passwords and log in using Microsoft Authenticator, Windows Hello, a physical security key like a Yubikey, or an SMS/email verification code. Microsoft rolled out passwordless login for its business and education customers […]

Password Security Takes Center Stage During Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021

Password Security Takes Center Stage During Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021

It’s that time of the year again. Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which occurs every October, is an important annual event where government and industry leaders work together to increase awareness of cybersecurity best practices. This time last year, organizations and consumers were scrambling to adjust to the new everything-from-home realities ushered […]

The Federal Government Needs to Be Zero Trust by 2024. Keeper Can Help Them Get There.

The Federal Government Needs to Be Zero Trust by 2024. Keeper Can Help Them Get There.

Stating that the U.S. federal government “can no longer depend on perimeter-based defenses to keep its critical systems and data safe,” the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released a draft memorandum outlining a very aggressive goal: to have all federal agencies adopt a […]

T-Mobile Data Breach: Next Steps for Impacted Consumers

T-Mobile Data Breach: Next Steps for Impacted Consumers

One week after T-Mobile initially disclosed that it had been victimized by a data breach, the news just keeps getting worse for the telecom giant. What the company originally thought was a breach impacting just under 50 million consumers has now grown to over 53 million — and, as T-Mobile […]

Data Breach Costs Are at Record Highs, and Most Are Caused by Stolen Login Credentials

Data Breach Costs Are at Record Highs, and Most Are Caused by Stolen Login Credentials

A new report from the Ponemon Institute, commissioned by IBM Security, reveals that the COVID-19 pandemic pushed data breach costs to record highs, and consistent with other studies, most breaches involve compromised login credentials. According to “Cost of a Data Breach 2021,” organizations can expect to shell out an average […]

Happy SysAdmin Day 2021 from Keeper

Happy SysAdmin Day 2021 from Keeper

Happy SysAdmin Appreciation Day! This Friday, July 30, 2021, is the 22nd annual System Administrator Appreciation Day, when organizations around the world demonstrate their appreciation to their hard-working SysAdmins. What is a SysAdmin? Systems administrators are the unsung heroes who toil behind the scenes to keep IT systems around the […]

6 Takeaways from the Keeper 2021 Ransomware Impact Report

6 Takeaways from the Keeper 2021 Ransomware Impact Report

A year ago, many people outside the security community had no idea what ransomware was. Now that major attacks have grabbed headlines and attracted the attention of the U.S. Congress and the White House, “ransomware” has entered the common vernacular. While much has been written about eye-popping ransomware demands, not […]

Keeper’s UK Cybersecurity Census Uncovers Significant Cybersecurity Pressures on UK Businesses

Keeper’s UK Cybersecurity Census Uncovers Significant Cybersecurity Pressures on UK Businesses

Cyberattacks in the UK are becoming more frequent, sophisticated, and destructive while businesses are underprepared to counter them, according to Keeper Security’s 2021 UK Cybersecurity Census Report. To compile the report, Keeper partnered with Sapio Research to interview 1,000 senior IT decision-makers across the UK. Here are 5 key findings […]

4 Rules for Safe Password Sharing in the Workplace

4 Rules for Safe Password Sharing in the Workplace

Sharing passwords in the workplace is a common practice. According to our Workplace Password Malpractice Report,46% of employees in the U.S. share work-related passwords for accounts that are used by multiple co-workers. More than a third (34%) share passwords with co-workers on the same team, 32% share passwords with managers, […]

Yes, We’re In a Ransomware Crisis. Password Security Can Help Prevent It.

Yes, We’re In a Ransomware Crisis. Password Security Can Help Prevent It.

FBI Director Christopher Wray made waves recently when, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, he compared the threat of ransomware to global terrorism after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001: “There are a lot of parallels, there’s a lot of importance, and a lot of focus by […]