Six tips for better password policies

Pradeep Vasudev Articles, Knowledge

The password policy on most systems that I use is pretty straightforward. And it goes something like this: 8-12 characters Alphanumeric, with at least one letter, one number, and one special character. I recently got thinking on this – I vaguely remember encountering the same password policies way back in the 1990’s, when I was first encountering computers… which meant …

How to secure your network in 4 steps

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Imagine, for a moment, that you are the CIO of a large enterprise. Enterprises, as you already know, are complex beasts and naturally, their communications networks are complex too. Your CEO gives you a call and brings to your attention all the security breakdowns that have been taking place in companies all over the world. The big ones, like the …

7 steps to secure your PBX network

Pradeep Vasudev Articles, Knowledge

When it comes to security, for large enterprises, we now have to start accepting the words of Dr. Csilla Farkas,  digital security expert at the University of South Carolina, Dr. Farkas says, “The question is not if you’ll be hacked but when.” IT security is now an accepted part of the Cost of Doing Business. And when you are securing your IT systems, it’s …

Is your PBX system protected from fraud?

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PBX hacking cost organizations almost $7.5 billion in 2015 (CFCA.org) What is Telecom Fraud and Toll fraud? Toll-Fraud & Phone Hacking is a multi-billion dollar industry with monetary damages more than double that of Credit Card Fraud. It has been there for decades. The most common case of telecom fraud is hacking your office phone system and making calls to …