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October 4, 2016 By Chris Conforti

Protect Yo Self!

October 4, 2016

By Chris Conforti

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October 4, 2016

Protect Yo Self!

By Chris Conforti
Customer Success Manager

Well it’s officially October, one of our favorite months of the year. There’s apple picking, baseball playoffs, oh and it’s also National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)!

The Information Age, The Computer Age, The Fourth Epoch, whatever you want to call it. Today almost everyone and everything is on the internet. A wondrous place filled with apps, tools and the answer to nearly any question one could ask lives on the world wide “intertubez”. However, such an amazing resource does not come without fault, or risk. This place is synonymous with cyber-attacks, hackers and phishing. With recent hacks of LinkedIn, Yahoo and Myspace (yes that’s still a thing) security and the protection of one’s online identity is at the forefront of nearly everyone’s mind. Long since gone are the days of slapping a BEWARE OF DOG sign on the front gate being enough to stop potential threats. So now you must be asking yourself, “Chris! For cryin’ out loud, what can I do?!”

Fret not, reader! I’ve got a few tips and tricks to protect your account. With you have several tools in your account settings page (found by signing into your account at that can dramatically reduce the risk of unauthorized access to your account.

  • Email Notifications – You can adjust your settings to alert you in the event of an unsuccessful or successful login attempt. Activate this function by signing into your account at and clicking on your email address in the top right. Select account settings and make changes to your email notifications. These type of notifications are helpful because it can alert you in real time if your credentials have been compromised or if an unauthorized entity is attempting to sign into your account.
  • Two-Step Verification – Two-step verification is a great tool that works in conjunction with a strong username and password as an added layer of security. This works by way of text messaged security codes, emailed security codes, or an authenticator app. This adds mere seconds to the logon process, but lots of peace of mind.
  • Single Sign On (SSO) & Password management tools Single Sign on is a mostly enterprise function, but can be used with any SAML 2.0 identity provider. Also Password management tools can add a lot of security and ease to protecting you credentials online. These tools keep your passwords in an encrypted vault and will help to generate strong passwords on websites to prevent reusing the same password over and over again. The best part is you only have to remember one master password to get into all your accounts.

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