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Collection01 Password Analysis

Collection 01 Password Analysis

In January 2019, a massive database of email addresses and passwords was released on the internet. The collection included over 773 million unique email addresses and 21 million unique passwords, credentials that were assembled from many data breaches.

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Team Collaboration Platforms -- Lessons Learned

Team Collaboration Platforms Lessons Learned

Over the past few years, we’ve seen tons of collaboration and knowledge sharing platforms become popular including Slack, Facebook for Work, and Microsoft Teams. On top of those platforms, popular project management tools such as Trello, Asana, and Basecamp also include capabilities designed to increase collaboration and knowledge sharing as part of their feature set.

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Forward Momentum with US Open Government Data

Forward Momentum in U.S. Open Government Data

Right before the end of the year, on December 21, 2018 the U.S. Congress passed The Open, Public, Electronic, and Necessary Government Act (also known as the OPEN Government Data Act), an act designed to break down information silos in the federal government, transforming inaccessible documents into open and usable data.

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6 months with the GDPR

Six Months with the GDPR

Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) just passed its six month milestone. Not surprisingly, most organizations aren’t yet in compliance, but one key takeaway is that good-faith efforts towards compliance are worth investing in.

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CGIAR Big Data 2018 - Research Data Panel

Big Data in Agriculture: Research Data Loss Horror Stories

We’ll be presenting at the CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture Convention on October 2, 2018. Abby Clobridge will be sharing three research data loss horror stories from an information security perspective — situations that led to entirely preventable data loss.

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KMWorld 2018

KMWorld 2018

FireOak Strategies, LLC is pleased to be a Platinum Sponsor of this year’s KMWorld event. We’ll be at the conference in Washington, D.C. from November 6-8, and we’ll be presenting at the co-located Office 365 Symposium. 

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Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Multi-Factor Authentication

When implemented properly, multi-factor authentication dramatically strengthens security defenses, making it much more difficult for attackers to use stolen credentials.

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Data Privacy Day

Data Privacy Day 2017

When most people think about data protection, their first thought — maybe even second, third and fourth thoughts — is about financial information, and that is an important place to start.

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