Could Scheduling Logins Make us Safer?

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Could Scheduling Logins Make us Safer?

Hackers are relentless. Today it was discovered the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) suffered at least 240 data breaches and another 800 suspected hacks, according to Mick Mulvaney, the acting director of the bureau in congressional testimony.

The City of Atlanta has been in lockdown due to ransomware for a number of weeks. The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center or NCCIC just announced they have observed an increase in ransomware attacks across the world. The FBI issued a virtually identical warning in May of 2017.

In the last few weeks alone it was reported Lord and Taylor, Saks, Sears and Delta suffered breaches.

If it isn't obvious, corporations are not prepared. Moreover, GPDR is a new EU regulation with fines for leaking data of EU citizens as high as 20 million euros or just under $25 million dollars. In fact, they can be as high as 4% of revenue.

There are many ways to ensure your organization is prepared - from cybersecurity training to complete programs which bundle training with pen testing, system auditing and documentation as well as anomaly detection.

There is more of course... Companies need to ensure they have proper backups in place and also have cybersecurity insurance and finally, encrypt data at rest.

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To stay secure requires commitment and LogMeOnce wants to make it far easier. At least when it comes to account takeovers via brute force and other attacks.

Their new Scheduled Login solution allows users to set times when they typically login. Any attempts to login outside the predetermined time is met with high security... The user can be notified, the attempts can be blocked, etc. Known IP addresses can also be excluded, ensuring minimal disruption and a user can still login outside the preset schedule they set.

In short, by allowing users to prebook their next login, an organization adds another layer to their security solution. Proper security, in fact, relies on layers. Scheduled login is worth a look for your company, school, hospital or government agency.

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