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Yes, Your Password is Easy to Crack

The state of passwords remains dismal, according to the latest Trustwave statistics, with easy-to-crack credentials still the norm across businesses. But automated cracking tools have gotten so good that simply picking an alphanumeric sequence is not enough anymore.

What You Need to Know About Exploit Kits

Trustwave researchers this week published their findings after studying the inner workings of the well-oiled Magnitude Exploit Kit. What steps can your organization take to keep a safe distance from this dangerous – and popular – crimeware?

Sandboxes May Not Be Much Fun for Your Network

Sandboxing technology operates with a fundamental flaw: A company must first be infected before any action can be taken. In contrast, anti-malware technology can assess and block zero-day exploits, targeted attacks and advanced persistent in real time.

5 Reasons to Go Beyond HIPAA Compliance

When it comes to HIPAA compliance, many organizations are only interested in what they need to do to appease the auditor. But in a sophisticated threat environment, that mindset can invite complacency and trouble. Here are five reasons why health care entities should go beyond HIPAA and place a deeper focus on security.

A Simple Strategy to Make Life Harder for Hackers

With weak passwords contributing to nearly a third of the data breaches Trustwave investigated in 2013, organizations must seek out additional modes of defense against credential-stealing and credential-exploiting attackers. When delivered as cloud and managed based, two-factor authentication is a useful and simple method that can protect both internal and external assets.