Authentic8 Adds Powerful Directory Integration Features to Flagship Product

Posted by Ramesh Rajagopal

Sep 11, 2014

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CORPORATE NEWS

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 11, 2014) - Authentic8, maker of Silo, the cloud-based secure browser for businesses, has released Silo DirSync, a framework to integrate and synchronize data between Silo and Microsoft Active Directory. Silo DirSync is designed for large enterprises with geographically dispersed teams that have a need to simplify management of access to sensitive web data. Read the press release here.

Topics: Corporate News

Hackers gonna hack - why breaches are inevitable

Posted by Drew Paik

Sep 9, 2014

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NEWS

Celebrity stories, though they do not materially affect businesses or the general public, will always make headlines. But, often, less potentially salacious stories get relegated to the background if they are reported at all. The fact is that data breaches and hacks can be catastrophic as we have seen in the cases of Code Spaces and ZenDesk.

Topics: News

The data breaches that didn’t make the headlines this week

Posted by Scott Petry

Sep 4, 2014

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SECURITY

This week’s headlines are all about the latest hacking scandal: over a dozen celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence, had private photos stolen and shared on the internet. The story made headlines not because it impacts a large number of people, but because it is about celebrities and somewhat salacious. Last month’s Community Health Systems security compromise highlighted the vulnerability of HIPAA-protected data.

Topics: Security

Customer Spotlight: Employee Benefit Services

Posted by Drew Paik

Sep 2, 2014

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CUSTOMERS

Employee Benefits Specialists, Inc. (EBS) is a national company that provides a comprehensive menu of benefits to organizations ranging from small businesses to national corporations and municipalities. EBS services include online enrollment and eligibility management, flex spending accounts, COBRA and retiree administration, voluntary insurance and invoice reconciliation and eligibility tracking. With so many services and programs to administer, ensuring the confidentiality of client data is both challenging and absolutely essential

Topics: Customers

Monthly news roundup - August 2014 (TL;DR)

Posted by Drew Paik

Aug 29, 2014

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NEWS

It’s been a big month for security and account compromise in the news. Whether it is the theft of patient information from a healthcare system or the possible compromise of over 1 billion credentials from sites across the web, this type of story is getting more and more common. But, as this thought piece from CNET states, that doesn’t mean we should stop paying attention. Here’s the TL;DR on a few stories that we found interesting:

Topics: News

Turn that WiFi off! WiFi is for victims only.

Posted by A8 Dev Team

Aug 28, 2014

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SECURITY

A few weeks ago, we talked about how easy it is to steal data over WiFi. We even did a demonstration with a device called a WiFi Pineapple and program called Karma to prove it. Now a new set of tools called MANA has been released that makes it even easier for the bad guys to launch attacks that steal your data over compromised WiFi networks.

Topics: Security

Community Health Systems didn’t heed the FBI’s warning. Will you?

Posted by Scott Petry

Aug 18, 2014

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NEWS

Earlier today, Community Health Systems, one of the largest hospital groups in the US, reported that a cyber attack had succeeded in breaching its security to steal the personal data of 4.5 million patients. Although the company’s filings stated that the stolen information did not include credit card information, medical or clinical information, the data is still covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and by definition, it is personal data that no one wants the bad guys to have. This is a big deal.

Topics: News

Sometimes you need a disposable browser

Posted by Scott Petry

Aug 13, 2014

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SECURITY

Most Internet research projects start in the browser. And standard browsers aren’t safe. They indiscriminately download web content and cache data on your local drive. It’s no wonder that security or compliance researchers need to wipe the machine clean after every investigation.

Topics: Security

Was it really 1.2 billion passwords stolen? Actually, it doesn’t matter.

Posted by Scott Petry

Aug 8, 2014

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NEWS

Stories are all over the news that Russian hackers have amassed a database of at least 1.2 billion (with a ‘b’) usernames and passwords. We still do not know what websites the hackers managed to compromise; what the hackers will do with them; or even if the reports are true. Whatever the impact of this threat, it reminds us that password breaches have happened in the past and will always continue to happen in the future.

Topics: News

Stealing data over WiFi is easier than you think

Posted by A8 Dev Team

Aug 5, 2014

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SECURITY

More and more hotels, airports, and cafes are providing free WiFi. It’s a great, low-cost way for them to attract customers and a convenience for travelers. As with most things that are “too good to be true,” the convenience comes with a trade off. Logging in to one of these hotspots -- particularly one without a password -- exposes information to any number of compromises and attacks.

Topics: Security

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