Newsletter August 16 2022

We’re introducing our new monthly newsletters which will highlight a ton of valuable information like upcoming company, legal and/or compliance updates, important news topics, and insights into how you can better secure your IT infrastructure.

We want YOU to be a part of the movement, so you can be armed with the knowledge to keep your organizational data secure.

Aegis Updates

 

We recently made some extensive improvements to our website, showcasing one of our offerings in particular: cybersecurity. Our website is here.

Introducing a new partnership with the Cybersecurity Tech Accord

We are so pleased to announce our partnership with the well-renown Cybersecurity Tech Accord. The Tech Accord is a public commitment by technology companies to improve the security, stability and resilience of cyber space. This is a select group of 150 global companies, including some of the top well-known brands globally like Microsoft, HP, Oracle, SAP, Meta, Hitachi, Intuit and more. This is an initiative that we are beyond proud to be a part of, offering our perspective on important topics that impact us nationally and internationally ensures our responsibility to protect and secure a safe online environment.

Stay tuned for more updates on this!

IAMCP Discussion

Our President, Reza Palizban, recently spoke to a host of Microsoft Service Providers at the IAMCP event. IAMCP is IAMCP is a professional association of Microsoft partners dedicated to helping companies and individuals in the “Microsoft ecosystem” to broaden their base of business opportunities through partnering with other IAMCP members – both within their own communities and around the world. The association is organized in chapters across three main regions: Americas, APAC, EMEA. He spoke about passwordless authentication and the rise of its importance in the current tech sphere. He discussed how it blends with the Zero Trust framework and the Microsoft strategy that they call the ‘4 Steps to Freedom’. Those steps are:

  1. Deploy a passwordless replacement solution
  2. Reduce user visible password surface area
  3. Transition into password-less deployment
  4. Eliminate passwords from the directory

He also discussed what a world without passwords could look like… Interesting ehh?!

Yikes!

Microsoft disables accounts used by Russian-linked troupe for phishing attack. August 16

Healthcare provider Novant issues data breach warning after site tracking pixels sent patients’ information to Meta servers. August 15

Chinese Cyberspies Use Supply Chain Attack to Deliver Malware. August 15

Passwordless?! What?!

Yes, that’s right, passwordless. We know it is such a hot topic right now, attached with some complexity and too very minimal understanding across most IT departments. And that is where we come in.

“Your password, in the case of breach, just doesn’t matter— unless it’s longer than 12 characters and has never been used before.” Alex Weinert, Director of Identity Security at Microsoft

 

Cybercriminals have been able to pick off passwords from unsuspecting users through clever phishing emails with ease, tricking even the most tech-savvy employees into giving mission critical access to bad actors. So, to prevent password breaches, passwordless authentication was born. Its primary goal is to eradicate passwords—and to drain their value for attackers.

 

Benefits of passwordless authentication:

  • Reduce company risk through increasing company privacy
  • Reduce IT expenditure as most IT departments spend a large amount of their time on password recovery
  • Support for remote working
  • Time saved due to interoperability among several authentication devices
  • Ease of use as there is no need to remember lengthy and complex passwords

Adopting passwordless security comes with a well-established and executed organizational strategy that aligns multiple business units. It is a process that requires many moving parts, though it is something that you and your organization should be very excited about, and we are here to help and provide much needed clarity throughout your journey!

Over the coming weeks and months, we aim to educate you and your organization on passwordless authentication, the many benefits, and how to create and adopt a passwordless strategy across your organization, including change management and maintainability. Please watch your inboxes and our announcements on social media.

Psssst…

We are so excited to Introduce a new subscription service focused on the modern security framework called Zero Trust. Zero Trust was recently adopted by the US Government, and we anticipate that it will become a regulatory framework for compliance in the coming years. 

If you haven’t adopted a Zero Trust security framework for your company yet, please do reach out to us and ask how you can get started. There will be more information on our new services will be released in the coming weeks.

 

LASTLY!

We wanted to say thank you for your loyalty to Aegis Innovators. We’ve been able to secure your network from a host of breaches and protect invaluable data from not only your organization, but also your clients as well. So, we would love to hear some feedback about your experience of our partnership and are keen to understand what we are doing right and what we may do better!

If you want to discuss passwordless authentication for your organization or to understand more about our new service offering, please don’t hesitate to reach out by replying to this email and one of our team members will respond to you promptly.

Warm Regards,

 

Team Aegis

 

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