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Password Day 2015

World Password Day 2015 | 05.07

World Password Day 2015

Are you as clever as you think?

Data breaches make the news almost daily. If your passwords are easily crackable, your accounts may already be compromised. If you do not regularly change your passwords or use the same password for multiple accounts, you are at even greater risk. You (or others) can check if your credentials have appeared on password dump sites with minimal effort. Upgrading your password now is easy and can save you a lot of trouble later.

Guidance on security of printers, scanners and copiers

Replication Device Security

PrinterThe National Institute of Standards and Technology has published the internal report, Risk Management for Replication Devices. It provides guidance on protecting information processed, stored, or transmitted on replication devices (i.e. printers, scanners, copiers, multifunction devices).
The report addresses threats and vulnerabilities including:
  • Default passwords and configurations
  • Unencrypted data transmission or storage
  • Access control - waste of resources, denial of service, unathorized storage
  • Open ports/protocols
  • Outdated and/or unpatched operating systems and firmware
  • Compromise (e.g. use in bot

Happy Data Privacy Day!

Today (Jan. 28, 2015) is Data Privacy Day (DPD)!

DPD is an international effort centered on "Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust.
Watch the Data Privacy Day event live online!, DPD Atlanta: Health Privacy in a Fully Connected World, today, Jan. 28, from 12:30 to 3:45 p.m. CST.
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