Author Archives: Chris Bunn

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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

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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 upgrade to a higher level of security. This is particularly true for SME companies. This … Continued

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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 asked to find out who moved years of archived PDF files, who deleted important client … Continued

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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 of Userlock Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) in the Netherlands. Techni Team will implement this Access Management … Continued

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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 major concern. Data security and compliance Everybody knows how the cloud has changed how businesses … Continued

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Cyber Liability Insurance and MFA on Internal and Remote Access

Cyber Liability Insurance and MFA on Internal and Remote Access

Cyber insurance is driving a long-overdue improvement in user access security. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is fast becoming a requirement for all privilege and non-privilege accounts, whether users are working on the internal network or remotely. Not a requirement in previous cyber insurance renewals, cyber insurers are demanding firms have MFA. It seems insurers are tired … Continued

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Addressing User Access in IT Security Compliance

Addressing User Access in IT Security Compliance

The risks of non-compliance are not worth taking. You face fines and even imprisonment — not to mention that non-compliance could lead to a serious data breach that might ultimately lose you clients and damage your reputation. But addressing the murky waters of compliance has never been an easy task, and as regulators add more … Continued

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Secure SSO for Cloud Applications using existing on premise Active Directory Identities

Secure SSO for Cloud Applications using existing on premise Active Directory Identities

The new release of UserLock 11 provides existing on-premise Active Directory (AD) Identities with secure Single Sign-On (SSO) access to both the corporate network and multiple cloud applications, from wherever they are working. In combination with Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) it enables on-premise AD identities to securely access Microsoft 365 and other leading cloud applications. For maximum … Continued

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RDP Gateway MFA

RDP Gateway MFA

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) for Remote Desktop Gateway and RDP connections should be very high on your security to-do list. Some or even your entire workforce might now be dispersed but their access to company networks still needs to be protected. Here we look at why a second factor of authentication is recommended to protect remote … Continued

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Understanding the “After Ransomware” helps MSPs protect against it

Understanding the “After Ransomware” helps MSPs protect against it

Today we have all unfortunately heard about this type of criminal moneymaking scheme. We know – more or less – how to catch it, what happens during the ransomware attack, but we have much less visibility on the ‘after’. It is only by understanding what happens ‘after’, do we quickly realize that the danger is … Continued

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