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Verizon Investigations Report: Human Element is the most important

Verizon DBIR 2020: “..the human element is the most important element to a CISO”. Gabriel Bassett, Information Security Data Scientist from the Verizon DBIR team says: “I think the human element is the most important element to a CISO”.  Verizon publishes each year the Data Breach Investigations Report and the 2020 version is out now with a lot of …

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High5 Series: Ethical Hacker from Denver explains how companies are attacked through Service Desks’ emotions

Brian Self a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) & ethical hacker has been interviewed by FastPassCorp’s CEO Finn Jensen about Social Engineering in Service Desks. Check out this new IT Security & Business quick vlog series called “High 5” launched by FastPassCorp: Some of the key points Brian has discussed is how Service Desks …

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Service desks are vulnerable for password attacks – See what to do in 2020

The service desk has the key to the door to protected data and systems. How do you prevent that the keys are given away? Passwords are the keys! On January 16, FastPassCorp, together with HDI and ITSMF, arranged the webinar “When ITSM Met Security”. It helped the participants understand the threats and financial consequences for their companies …

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6 Steps Guide: Reduce the risk of data breach in 2020 with Password Self Service

At FastPassCorp, we believe that we now sow the seeds for 2020’s success. Step into 2020 with a clear understanding and plan for how your company can benefit from Self Service Password Reset with our full guide “6 Steps to success with Password Self-Service”. As password calls to service desks in the average count for 20-30% of all calls, …

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Understand the 5 reasons why users reject self-service password solutions

The first step in improvement is the understanding of your challenges! You might have experienced low adoption of your self-service of password reset (SSPR) solution like many others?According to the Service Desk Institute (SDI) half of the organizations that implement SSPR (self-service password reset) only get a user acceptance of less than 25%. The self-service …

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Password Obituary: But is the Humble Password Really Dead? [Available in Spanish and German]

The article “Password Obituary: But is the Humble Password Really Dead?” be Finn Jensen, CEO of FastPassCorp was recently released. Now Spanish and German versions are available. Download below and enjoy! Passwort Nachruf: Aber ist das Passwort wirklich tot? Download Obituario de contraseña: Pero, ¿está la humilde contraseña realmente muerta? Download The English version is …

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Is Windows’ strong password policy as strong as you need?

Enabling Windows’ strong password policy requires that users comply with 3 out of 5 character requirements. This will not protect your users’ accounts from attacks based on guessing or breaches of commercial WEB-sites’ user passwords. If you want to protect your users’ accounts from SPRAY attacks or hackers using green-tables to find the users’ passwords, …

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Passwords vs. Biometrics: We recommend Multi-factor Authentication

The most common way to protect data and provide user authentication is passwords, but nowadays we face a slow decline in their popularity. To sustain acceptable security standards, both businesses and users look for alternatives to their password-based systems. Today biometrics are increasingly popular for authentication, like fingerprint and facial scans. The technology is based …

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Has your service desk been attacked for passwords? Only 42% haven’t been attacked!

In a Service Desk Institute (SDI) research it is revealed, that the service desk will often be the entry point for a deceptive attack. As the SDI report says: “As to the reality of the risks of unauthorised access to end-user data, Figure 9 shows that 27% of respondents stated that their organisation had identified …

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Data breach through deception

Several years ago one of the most well-known hackers Kevin Mitnick (see below) wrote a book on the art of deception, as the easiest way to get access to data and computer systems. Kevin Mitnick knows all there is to know about ways to breach into computer systems with hacker tools. Still he claims that …

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