It’s Friday, December 6, 2019 and we hope you didn’t forget about us over the holiday break. After a week off, we’re back with tons of news, so let’s get caught up on the latest. Tryptophan couldn’t slow us down, as we started the week with exciting news from our customers who recognized us as a 2019 Gartner Customers’ Choice for Access Management. We’re grateful for the honor and appreciate our customers who submitted reviews.
We also boasted some noteworthy growth this week. On Wednesday, we announced the expansion of our presence in Europe with the opening of our EMEA headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. The opening of our EMEA headquarters marks our continued growth in the region as we plan to create thirty new cross-functional roles including marketing, security, and operations.
We celebrated the opening of our EMEA headquarters with a survey of our new neighbors. The study, conducted by YouGov, polled 1,000 Irish adults over the age of 18 about their online security preferences and behaviors. Did you know that two in five Irish adults haven’t updated their main password in the past 12 months? Now you do! Find this and other interesting findings in our research.
We hope you’ve enjoyed a great week! But, before you’re done, take a moment to catch up on the latest in cybersecurity news!
What’s in Store for Cybersecurity in 2020?
‘Tis the season! We’re one week into December and 2020 is in our sights. 2019 was a monumental year for the privacy and cybersecurity industry and we expect that trend to continue into 2020. Stay ahead of the curve by checking out 141 predictions from industry experts, including our own Rich Chetwynd. Read more on Forbes
I’m Just a Bill. Yeah, I’m Only One Bill
And, sitting there on Capitol Hill, Congress is finally taking steps to tackle privacy. While it’s important to protect user privacy—or, the ability for users to control how their data is collected, used, and shared—it’s also important to protect cybersecurity, the way businesses store and secure user data from unauthorized access. You can’t have one without the other. Read more on Slate
It’s Time to Re-think How You Harden Employee Passwords
Chances are, at some point in your career, you’ve been asked to periodically reset your password or incorporate complex character strings into your password. Unfortunately, neither of these approaches are particularly effective. In fact, they often create greater insecurity and or frustration for employees. There’s a better way! See how you can harden employee passwords with tips and tricks from Security Boulevard. Read more on Security Boulevard
Many Users Still Rely On Leaked Credentials
Weak and reused passwords are the biggest threat to businesses around the world. If a password is compromised in a data breach, accounts with instances of reuse face greater risk of a breach. So, it’s alarming when Microsoft discovered that during the first three months of 2019, some 44 million of its users reused passwords that were discovered in other breaches. Take this opportunity to start 2020 a little stronger: reset your password if it’s been exposed in a breach. Read more on ZDNet
Read last week’s Weekly News Round-up.