Passwords: How to Make the Best of a Bad Situation

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This is the first article in our ten-part series for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Get ready for a great mix of personal and professional cybersecurity topics every Tuesday and Thursday in October from the experts at Alpine Cyber. The Problem with Passwords Love ’em or hate ’em, our digital world is full of passwords.  While this feels like a plague unique to the modern digital era, if you think back you’ll realize that they’ve always been there. We used to have ATM PINs, locker combinations, and even secret whisperings to get our hooch in the local speakeasy.  And in that…

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Week 3

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“Share… but be aware.” National Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues into it’s third week theme of “Today’s Predictions for Tomorrow’s Internet.” Years ago it would have been tough for people to imagine the massive amount of computing power and access to nearly unlimited information that we would have in the palm of our hands.  We live in a world where if you want to listen to a song, you can literally just call it out and it starts playing.  Mobile phones, digital assistants and the connected devices lumped into the “Internet of Things” category can make life convenient, but at what…

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Week 2

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Let the Cybersecurity Celebration Continue!!! October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and the second week focuses on cybersecurity in the workplace.  At one time, it was thought that cybersecurity was solely the responsibility of the IT department.  This is simply not the case anymore as everyone needs to be involved in building and supporting a culture of cybersecurity in the workplace.   What should you be doing? We will break down some key things to focus on at each level. Employee Level: Consider yourself the on the front line of the cybersecurity battlefield.  Many attacks are successful due to thinking…

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Week 1

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Let’s Celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month! October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month with the goal to promote awareness and proper cybersecurity practices for all.  Each week of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month has a specific theme, with the first being “Simple Steps to Online Safety.” We at Alpine Cyber would like to share with you some basic cybersecurity concepts and tips to always keep in mind as you are navigating through your online life. Since more and more of our activities and services are being moved online, we truly need to put cybersecurity first in our daily lives. Passwords Once upon…

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What you need to know about 23 NYCRR 500.

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NY DFS 23 NYCRR 500 and You March 1, 2017 is quickly approaching.  This is the day when the State of New York’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) will officially enact the new cybersecurity requirements detailed in NY DFS 23 NYCRR 500.   What could this mean for your company?  If you do business in New York and fall under the DFS (Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, or even Educational Institutions), there is likely some work ahead that needs to be done.  While there are some exceptions in the new regulations, even the small firms have to pay attention. Establish a Cybersecurity Program If you…

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