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  • What to do when affected by a Security Breach

    Posted in Board Brief on Aug 16, 2023

    On or about May 31, 2023, Progress Software reported to its clients of a significant security breach in their MOVEit Transfer software. MOVEit is used largely in the financial services industry (accounting, insurance, industry consultant companies, etc.) where Personal Identifiable Information (PII) is involved. In many cases, important PII was compromised including Name, SSN, DOB, Zip Code, State of Residence, Policy/Account Number, etc.

    As of this release, financial services companies who use MOVEit Transfer software are informing their customers of the breach. In most cases, they are offeri...

  • Password Manager Series (Part 2 of 5)

    Posted in Board Brief on Jul 19, 2023

    Password Managers (PM) are useful tools in several ways.

    • Convenience: They keep track of all the websites and Apps you use so each time you log in, you don’t need to remember your login and password or have to type them in.
    • Security: They mitigate the exposure to keystroke tracking malware that might be on your device. They also make it easier to periodically change your password, which adds a layer of security.
    • Best Practices: They offer random, strong, unique password generators which is extremely useful as you periodically change your password. This makes it difficult for hackers and scamm...