OneLogin Weekly News Round-up: January 17, 2020

January 17th, 2020   |     |  culture and news, security & compliance

Here’s this week’s weekly round-up of news from the tech world.

Balancing security with usability remains a challenge
When it comes to serving consumers, businesses are increasingly struggling with the challenge of balancing the need to protect customer information with the need to provide a seamless user experience. Read more at Enterprise Management 360

Equifax still paying the price for 2017 data breach
Equifax’s data breach may be in the past, but the consequences are still being felt. The company will pay $380.5 million to resolve allegations arising from the 2017 data breach. Read more at Bloomberg Law

The most successful phishing attack? Change your password.
KnowBe4’s study of phishing attacks found that slightly more than 25% of people will fall for an attack suggesting users urgently need to change their password. Other successful attacks focused on Microsoft and Office 365. Read more at Computer Weekly

NSA breaks protocol on Microsoft Windows vulnerability
The National Security Agency discovered a security flaw in Microsoft Windows and, breaking its usual protocol, publically shared the information to increase transparency. Microsoft issued a patch on the same day. Read more on the Los Angeles Times

Employee passwords are a big security problem for healthcare companies
Healthcare organizations are a growing target of cybercriminals, and user authentication—passwords, specifically—are the main vulnerability. Why? Because of password re-use and weak passwords. Read more at Security Boulevard

Read the last Weekly News Round-up.

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Neicole Crepeau is the Sr. Content Marketing Program Manager at OneLogin. She has over 25 years working in B2B technology doing digital and content marketing, user experience, and user assistance. Neicole has done work for a wide range of companies in the US and across the globe, including small startups and larger companies like T-Mobile, DocuSign, Microsoft, and Visa.

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OneLogin blog author
About the Author

Neicole Crepeau is the Sr. Content Marketing Program Manager at OneLogin. She has over 25 years working in B2B technology doing digital and content marketing, user experience, and user assistance. Neicole has done work for a wide range of companies in the US and across the globe, including small startups and larger companies like T-Mobile, DocuSign, Microsoft, and Visa.

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