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Published Thursday, November 14, 2013 8:30 AM by Alexander Watson
2013 was not an easy year in cybersecurity—and we expect 2014 attacks will be even more complex. In a new report out today, Websense Security Labs researchers collectively outlined eight predictions and recommendations for 2014. To read the full...

Published Friday, April 19, 2013 4:27 PM by Bob Hansmann
Today the Facebook Like button turns three years old. It’s the perfect time to remind employees how to safely surf Facebook, specify when “liking” content. Below I’ve detailed five best practices that you can share to mitigate...

Published Friday, April 19, 2013 4:12 PM by Bob Hansmann
April 21st represents the third anniversary of the Facebook Like button. On the day of the launch, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, "we are building a web where the default is social." For the Like button’s third birthday party, there are a number...

Published Saturday, October 06, 2012 12:48 AM by Joerg Sieber
… you’d have a very long line. Well, it’s official: Facebook announced it has 1 billion active users. It’s hard to believe that only four short years ago the company reached 100 million active users. This is an incredible milestone...

Published Thursday, June 07, 2012 8:29 PM by Jason Clark
Yesterday’s LinkedIn breach made headlines, but I want to go deeper and provide practical advice for organizations on how they can anticipate any DLP consequences and tighten their network security. As the world’s largest professional social...

Published Thursday, June 07, 2012 3:49 PM by Jason Clark
Yesterday's news that more than 6.4 million LinkedIn passwords have been breached has many IT professionals on high alert. CSOs are asking me how/if they should communicate this news to company employees and the need to immediately change passwords...

Published Saturday, March 10, 2012 7:08 AM by Patrik Runald

This Sunday at 2:00 a.m. many of us will be moving our clocks ahead one hour to “spring forward” for daylight savings time. We’ve all heard the suggestion that daylight savings is a good reminder to check your smoke detector or carbon monoxide detector batteries. I’d like to add to that—this is a great time of year to remind yourself to change your passwords for your email, social media, banking accounts and mobile phone.

Also, remember to change the passwords of any application or API that plugs into your credentials, like HootSuite, Tweetdeck or Twitpic.

Here are a few guidelines to get your passwords in the most secure shape:

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Published Saturday, December 03, 2011 6:28 AM by Charles Renert
As soon as I heard about today’s Pew Internet Trust and American Life Project survey that says most people surf the Internet for no particular reason—I immediately thought of our recent research showing that the leisure, or fun side of the...

Published Thursday, November 17, 2011 12:05 AM by Patrik Runald
With all of the crazy 2011 security breaches, exploits and notorious hacks, what can we expect for 2012? Last year’s Websense Security Labs predictions were very accurate , so these predictions should provide very useful guidance for security professionals...

Published Wednesday, September 28, 2011 9:20 PM by Tom Clare
I've been meeting with a lot of customers recently, and two things that keep coming up are concerns about advanced targeted attacks and how to deal with the threats that social media bring into an organization. Now, social media has been around for...

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