It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month and we’re celebrating by sharing several resources to help everyone stay safe online! We’ll be posting daily tips on how to #BeCyberSmart, including how to transmit encrypted data securely, enable two-factor authentication across accounts, and more. Follow along in our Cybersecurity Awareness Month Resource Hub.
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The Service Organization Control 2 or SOC 2 audit demonstrates the use of adequate systems access controls for protecting and securing sensitive data at all times. Evaluation criteria also includes password security. To learn more, read this article.
Craig Pearce, an entrepreneur behind several successful startups, reveals an interesting use case for a password manager. When selling a company, Craig says it’s all about smoothly handing over the keys (or master password). Read the Q&A for more information.
A recent Bitwarden release now supports the use of FIDO2 hardware security keys on mobile for two-step login. You can also set Bitwarden to remember your device for 30 days once your identity is verified through the FIDO2 Webauthn protocols. To learn more, read the blog.
A Case of Ransomware “Fowl” Play
An investigation following a ransomware attack of a farm-service provider revealed several hundred incidents of breached credentials. Some passwords such as ‘chicken1’ were reused several times, allowing hackers to easily gain access. It’s a strong reminder to not “chicken out” on using a password manager with vault health reports which identify exposed or reused passwords. Read this article for more on the Fowl Ransomware Attack.
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