How to keep your company data safe on public Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi securityCoffee shop Wi-Fi is evil. So is every other public Wi-Fi.

That’s because open Wi-Fi has no security. Full stop, period.

We’ve all heard that we should be careful about what we do on public Wi-Fi because there could be someone reading our emails or eyeing up our bank accounts in our neighborhood coffee shop or on an airplane. Some privacy advocates warn against signing into New York City’s public Wi-Fi, too.

Protecting yourself is easy: Don’t use public Wi-Fi. But in the age of mobility and the “always online” mentality, that can seem unrealistic for some. What can your employees do to protect your organization’s data (and their own private data as well) when they’re traveling or out of the office?

Here are five reminders and best practices for working on public Wi-Fi. Continue Reading…

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Remember these 3 things about Single Sign-On portals

sign onPasswords are our keys to nearly every digital door. No matter where we go, there’s a prompt for a password from websites, software, and company programs.

But what happens when an employee leaves the company? Oftentimes, not much. And the passwords we use for each different system often are changed on regular but inconsistent schedules. Because Single Sign-On (SSO) portals are still unknown to many IT directors, it’s rare to find a company where IT manages passwords and other credentials, and that can be a problem. In a worst case scenario it could lead to data breaches should a former employee retain credentialed access to important company information. Continue Reading…

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