Enterprise Network Security Blog from IS Decisions

Can MFA Be Phished? How to Avoid Getting Scammed

Can MFA Be Phished? How to Avoid Getting Scammed

The unpleasant genius of phishing attacks is that almost anything is phishable. Most phishing attacks are an attempt to steal a user’s credentials – a username and password – which, as everyone in cybersecurity knows, is relatively easy to do. But can MFA be phished? For years now, we’ve known that the only protection against … Continued

UserLock: A Duo MFA Alternative

UserLock: A Duo MFA Alternative

The importance of implementing multi-factor authentication (MFA) is hard to overstate. With tens of thousands of cyber attacks occurring every day and ever-more sophisticated attack methods, most organizations now recognize that protecting access requires more than a password. Having two…

Exploring the evolving landscape of cybersecurity patents and innovations

Exploring the evolving landscape of cybersecurity patents and innovations

Today, innovation within cybersecurity is critical. The rise in remote working and cloud computing, among other factors, continues to expose vulnerabilities that cyber attackers are quick to exploit. As cyber threats become more sophisticated, cybersecurity prevention measures must evolve as…

How Can Granular MFA Help Balance Security and Productivity?

How Can Granular MFA Help Balance Security and Productivity?

In less than a decade, how organizations apply multi-factor authentication (MFA) with Active Directory has rapidly evolved. What was once a specialized security technology to secure privileged accounts is now a best practice to secure all user and service accounts.…

The world’s most searched-for cyber attacks and prevention measures

The world’s most searched-for cyber attacks and prevention measures

Searches for cyber threats have seen a steady increase worldwide, particularly in the last year, proving that it’s a major concern for people all around the world. In fact, according to IBM’s Cost of a Data Breach report, the average…

Get Quick Insights with Improved NTFS Permissions Reporting

Get Quick Insights with Improved NTFS Permissions Reporting

The latest FileAudit updates help make NTFS permissions reporting easy – and add the ability to migrate or archive your database.   You want quick insights into access rights across the entire file system directory. And you need more control over your data. You spoke, we listened. Easily report on NTFS permissions & permission changes With … Continued

Stand Down, Marketers: Zero Trust is Not a Product

Stand Down, Marketers: Zero Trust is Not a Product

Thanks to relentless marketing, Zero Trust is quickly turning into another buzzword. It’s time security professionals claim to the term. Once and for all: Zero Trust is not a product, it’s a security strategy. While a product or service can indeed be part of a Zero Trust security strategy, no single product can satisfy all … Continued

Simplify MFA & Session Management With the New, Intuitive UserLock Web App

Simplify MFA & Session Management With the New, Intuitive UserLock Web App

The UserLock Web App allows IT teams to easily, quickly monitor, respond to, and report on MFA and network session activity – from anywhere. Now available in UserLock 11.2, the UserLock Web App complements your existing UserLock software with: An…

Meet Salesforce MFA Requirements via SSO With Active Directory Identities

Meet Salesforce MFA Requirements via SSO With Active Directory Identities

This article explains how UserLock can deliver SSO and MFA access to Salesforce from anywhere for on-premise Active Directory identities. In response to the global threat landscape, Salesforce now requires multi-factor authentication (MFA) for all logins. While Salesforce has enabled…

Master Your Data Lifecycle to Improve Data Security

Master Your Data Lifecycle to Improve Data Security

  A data lifecycle is hard to pin down. Depending on your industry or profession, what makes up a data lifecycle can vary widely. For example, Harvard Business School claims there are eight data life cycle stages. But some count…

Secure SSO for Cloud Access Using Existing On-Premise Active Directory Identities

Secure SSO for Cloud Access Using Existing On-Premise Active Directory Identities

The new release of UserLock 11 provides secure single sign-on (SSO) for existing on-premises Active Directory (AD) identities, extending access protection to the cloud. Combined with enhanced multi-factor authentication (MFA) and remote access controls, this new release completes UserLock’s comprehensive security…

Is It Paranoia If It’s Real? Know These Insider Threat Indicators

Is It Paranoia If It’s Real? Know These Insider Threat Indicators

“Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you.” More than just a great Nirvana lyric, this also sounds like an apt mantra for modern-day cybersecurity. Because if administrators are feeling paranoid these days, it’s for good reason. External attacks abound, and insider threats tend to fly under the radar until it’s … Continued

Why Using SMS Authentication for 2FA Is Not Secure

Why Using SMS Authentication for 2FA Is Not Secure

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is now a part of daily life, and most of us have had first-hand experience with SMS authentication. You enter your password, then you get a prompt to enter a code or pin that’s sent to your phone number. After you type in the code, you’re in. Simple, right? We all have … Continued

Multi Factor Authentication in a Holistic Context

Multi Factor Authentication in a Holistic Context

  The following is a guest post from Techni Team, an ICT-Full-Service Provider and the distributor for UserLock in the Netherlands. As many of you are aware, that when it comes to protecting the ICT infrastructure, many organizations need to rapidly…

Stop the Frustration and Risk of Unchecked Access to Files and Folders

Stop the Frustration and Risk of Unchecked Access to Files and Folders

Following the recent updates to FileAudit, we discuss how automated responses to file moves, deletions and other access events can help SMBs, and the MSPs that service them, protect sensitive data from theft, alteration and loss. Have you ever been…

Techni Team appointed exclusive distributor of UserLock MFA for the Netherlands

Techni Team appointed exclusive distributor of UserLock MFA for the Netherlands

A next step in their ambition to make a difference in IT-Security for Dutch SMEs Full-service ICT-supplier Techni Team ICT BV (Veenendaal, NL) and IS Decisions SA (Bidart, France) have entered into a partnership agreement for the distribution and support…

Hybrid Cloud Storage Protection for MSPs

Hybrid Cloud Storage Protection for MSPs

Cyber threats such as ransomware, identity theft, and data exfiltration, which traditionally target on-premise resources are now a growing problem for cloud storage services. As companies continue to deploy resources to the cloud, the need to address these additional security challenges is a…

MFA and Cyber Liability Insurance: Understand the MFA Insurance Requirement

MFA and Cyber Liability Insurance: Understand the MFA Insurance Requirement

Cyber liability insurance (also known as cyber insurance) is driving a long-overdue improvement in user access security. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is fast becoming a cyber insurance requirement for all accounts, privileged and non-privileged, to protect on-site and remote access.  Here’s a quick guide to understanding the MFA insurance mandate. Not a requirement in previous cyber … Continued

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