The Marriott Breach – We Now Know Everything

Marriott Breach Affects Millions

Consumers and many employers suffered a significant blow with the massive data breach recently revealed by Marriott International Hotels. Their hacked data included personal information from nearly half a billion guests. Marriott’s reservation system for their Starwood line of hotels exposed personal data including guest names, passport numbers, phone numbers, email and mailing addresses, along with some credit card information which included the encryption software that could decode the stolen

Marriott Breach Impacts Millions

Marriott Breach Affects Millions

The Marriott International breach has had its online reservation system hacked and only now are we learning the true extent of the damage it has caused for consumers who have put their information into this database. First estimates state that over 500,000 million customers have had their names put into the data system. Other sensitive information has also been put into the system including their telephone numbers, addresses, credit card numbers,

4 Ways to Make Your Data Safe

4 Ways to Make Your Data Safe

Security breaches can be disastrous for a business. Stolen data can result in financial liability and loss of customer confidence. Ransomware and other sabotage will lead to downtime and even permanent data loss. To avoid such outcomes, you need a comprehensive security strategy. Access control Only authorized people should have access to internal software and sensitive data. All accounts need to have strong passwords. Two-factor authentication gives greater protection, so

Encrypting Email with Office 365

Encrypting Email

Normal email isn’t secure. Snoopers can intercept it and read it. Unlike the Web, email doesn’t have any standard way to send data securely. If you’re sending highly confidential email, the risk could be unacceptable. You should learn about encrypting email. Fortunately, Microsoft Office 365 provides three ways to encrypt email, making it nearly impossible for anyone to spy on it. Each method has its own advantages, depending who’s getting

How Easy Is It for Someone to Nab Your Password?

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Network World recently came out with a list of people sent to jail in 2013 for computer crimes, whether it was stealing passwords or hacking into a system to obtain and then sell sensitive information. Sometimes, the hackers involved demonstrated technical expertise.  Other times, the cyber-criminals didn’t have to make use of any sophisticated IT knowledge in order to access people’s private accounts and networks.  One example is a man who was able