Access Smart® Improves Cybersecurity with Power LogOn – Multifactor Password Manager for Business.
Ladera Ranch, CA – Nov 10, 2015 – Access Smart, LLC today announced that the Power LogOn software now supports all versions of Windows 10 and Internet Explorer 11. Power LogOn – multifactor password manager for business, adds an extra layer of cybersecurity during the initial logon process to Windows 10/IE11 with an efficient authentication solution. Now IT can keep passwords secure, and employees don’t have to manage passwords.
A cyber-attack can cost a company about $248 per record stolen. That’s why cybersecurity must start before the firewall. Power LogOn complements computer logon by adding on a security-enhanced password manager. The greatest cyber threat to any company is employee managed user names and passwords. To access the power of Windows 10/IE11, employees don’t need to type in their user name and password. By removing this cybersecurity vulnerability, Power LogOn puts the control of sensitive data back in the hands of IT professionals where it belongs. Read More→
Data Security first starts with Data Privacy
Last week I had meetings with aids of Senator Boxer (D-CA), Senator Feinstein (D-CA), Congressman Becerra (34th Dist., CA), Deputy Secretary Bruce Andrews (U.S. Dept. of Commerce), and finally the leadership for the U.S. House Small Business to discuss my concerns about data privacy and why I support the LEADS (Law Enforcement Access to Data Stored Abroad) Act of 2015. Read More→
Know your Password Manager
Last week the cybersecurity industry was a buzz about the Boston-based company LogMeIn, Inc purchasing LastPass for $125M. In the different news articles some interesting facts were quoted:
- Only 10 percent of knowledge workers today use a password manager
- Only 37 percent of survey participants use passwords that contain both letters and numbers
- Nearly 64 percent of people who use the Internet deploy the same password for most websites
- Nearly 80 percent of cloud-based services and apps have monitored, sensitive or private information
- 35 percent intend to adopt a password manager in the next 12 months
While these are staggering statistics, it’s the last one I want to address. That’s because not all password managers are the same. You need to understand the differences before you deploy. Read More→
Biometrics give a false sense of security.
On Sept 23, 2015, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) revised the number of stolen fingerprint files to 5.6 million! Why should you care?
Some security pundits believe that biometrics are far more secure than passwords. They argue that since everyone has unique identifiers like their voice, iris, face and fingerprints, why not use these to authenticate a user in to a computer network? Sounds logical and from a theoretical perspective, it’s true. But major flaws become apparent during implementation. Read More→
HTTPS Everywhere safeguards our visitors from malware.
Access Smart, LLC, a leading supplier of Cyber Access Control solutions, moves their website from the standard, unsecure Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) to the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) web communications scheme as specified in the HTTPS Everywhere program. As internet browsers like for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera put more emphasis on security with their “HTTPS Everywhere” program, Access Smart wanted to embrace this forward thinking cybersecurity program.
“Access Smart is a cyber access control security company”, said Dovell Bonnett founder and CEO of Access Smart. “We believe that cybersecurity has to start before the firewall and continue throughout the entire Internet channel. It only makes sense that we would want to do everything possible to protect all our website visitors and customers.” Read More→