It’s Friday, November 8, 2019 and we’re wrapping up an eventful week at OneLogin. The action kicked off mid-week with the announcement of our new Chief Trust and Security Officer, Vanessa Pegueros. Vanessa brings more than two decades of technology experience and will lead efforts to reinforce OneLogin’s security-first standards and strengthen trust with partners. She will be based in Redmond, WA alongside several other members of OneLogin’s executive leadership team, which brings me to our next highlight.
2019 has been a year of tremendous growth for OneLogin. We opened our first Redmond office in 2018 and, in a little more than a year, our team outgrew that office space. This week, we announced the expansion of our Redmond office with a brand new space that nearly triples our footprint. We celebrated the office opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that included guests like recently elected Redmond Mayor Angela Birney, City of Redmond councilman David Carso, and representatives from OneRedmond. Following the ceremony, we hosted members of the local community for an open house and networking event. You can check out our new digs and photos from the event here. You can also find our latest openings on our Careers page. Afterall, we’re hiring!
Now, without further ado, let’s dive into this week’s cybersecurity news!
Forgot Your Password? Forget Common Password Advice, As Well!
If your password reads like an equation, chances are, you’re doing it wrong. Complex passwords may seem more secure, but they’re also downright frustrating to remember. If you want to improve your password hygiene, ditch the sequence that looks like you fell asleep on your keyboard and opt for a passphrase you can easily remember. Even more important, make sure to use unique passwords across different accounts. Feeling bold? Download Shield by OneLogin to help prevent password reuse, insecure password practices, and phishing. Read more on USA Today
Ring the Alarm on IoT Vulnerability
Bitdefender privately disclosed to Amazon a flaw in its Ring doorbells that would enable hackers to intercept users’ WIFI password during the device’s initial setup. Although the vulnerability has since been patched, it reinforces the need for standardized security for IoT devices. OneLogin’s VP of solution engineering Stuart Sharp noted, “This latest IoT vulnerability highlights the urgent need for a new set of security standards and protocols that deal with the rapid emergence of connected devices.” Read more on IT Pro
Deploying and IAM Solution: Know Before You Go
Today, identity and access management (IAM) is more important than ever. The proliferation of mobile devices, cloud computing, and SaaS apps has replaced traditional perimeter-based security models with identity. Even as enterprises increasingly recognize the value of identity management, many still struggle to deploy and maintain identity systems. Not to worry! Solutions review shares five potential oversights in enterprise identity along with solutions for each. Read more on Solutions Review
Less than 50% of Companies are Prepared to address a Cyberattack
FireEye’s Cyber Trendscape 2020 report takes a look at how CISO’s feel about the current threat landscape. Even as most CISO’s expect cybercrime to rise in 2020, only a staggering 49% believe their organization is prepared to deal with the fallout of a hack or data breach. Read more on ZDNet
Read last week’s Weekly News Round-up.