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An App Made in Heaven: The Secret to Great UI and Better Security

Posted by Emily Maxie on Wed, Feb 25, 2015

In the intricate, highly sophisticated world of application development, there’s obviously a lot of attention paid to a number of moving parts. From aesthetic design to mobile responsiveness to functionality, there’s not much you can ignore.

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Tags: security

Why We Love Working at SIGNiX

Posted by Emily Maxie on Tue, Feb 17, 2015

Given that Valentine’s Day was last week, it had us thinking about the things we love about what we do and where we work. It’s fun to be part of an industry that’s always changing, and it’s rewarding to know that your company’s products help people – whether they are saving money by ditching paper or saving precious time with the convenience of digital signatures.

Unfortunately, a Gallup survey finds this love of work isn't exactly the norm. The survey shows that less than one-third of American workers were engaged in their jobs last year. That means they weren’t involved in, enthusiastic about or committed to their work or workplace.

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Tags: benefits

Interest Soars as New IRS Rules on Electronic Signatures Take Effect

Posted by Emily Maxie on Wed, Feb 11, 2015

 

Last March the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced new guidelines for electronic signatures for e-filing tax return Forms 8878 and 8879. This meant that handwritten signatures or signatures captured on signature pads were no longer the only form accepted. These new rules give taxpayers an attractive new option for tax season, allowing them to receive their tax refunds more quickly (and easily) than ever before.

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Tags: benefits, compliance

This Simple Fix Could Save You from a Data Breach

Posted by Emily Maxie on Mon, Jan 26, 2015

In 2014, there were so many major data breaches that it’s barely even news when millions of customer profiles are compromised. It’s easy to think that hackers will find a way to break into our systems no matter what we do. But you might be surprised to find that one simple precaution could protect you from hackers—two-factor authentication.

A recent article in PCWorld warned that companies are setting themselves up for a hack if they don’t take advantage of two-factor authentication.

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Tags: security

Obama: Hacks Show Need for Cybersecurity Law

Posted by Emily Maxie on Wed, Jan 14, 2015

This week, President Barack Obama announced that he will push for cybersecurity legislation following the recent cyber attacks against Sony and the Pentagon’s Central Command. The White House plans to revive existing cybersecurity legislation that has been stalled for several years.

“Now, our first order of business is making sure that we do everything to harden sites and prevent those kinds of attacks from taking place,” President Obama said. “But even as we get better, the hackers are going to get better, too. Some of them are going to be state actors; some of them are going to be non-state actors. All of them are going to be sophisticated, and many of them can do some damage.”

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Tags: security

Top 5 Data Breaches of 2014

Posted by Emily Maxie on Mon, Dec 29, 2014

As we wrap up 2014 and look ahead to the New Year, it’s important to reflect on the data security lessons we learned in the past 12 months. Hundreds of millions of records were stolen this year as a result of faulty security. Here are the top five stories of the year.

iCloud Photos Leaked

In September, some very private photos of Hollywood celebrities were leaked after an iCloud data breach. A hacking group wrote a program that guessed username and password combinations for iCloud services. At the time, iCloud wasn’t limiting the number of guesses, so hackers had many chances to guess the right combination without being locked out. 

This hack highlighted the need for two-factor authentication on iCloud accounts, specifically SMS authentication. Read this article to learn more about two-factor authentication. 

“Once this is enabled a user would receive a four digit SMS message with a code to input in addition to their password,” Lewis said in another Forbes article. “This way, if a password is compromised the attacker would still need an SMS code to gain access to the user account.” 

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Tags: security

9 Nonverbal Ways to Convey Confidence at Work

Posted by Susan Looney on Fri, Dec 05, 2014

Have you ever been with someone who insists that they are “fine” while their actions tell a different story? They might have an angry look on their face. They might be slamming things around. They might not be talking, when they normally are very chatty. The message we are receiving is that they are not fine.

Research has shown that around 75-93% of a message is non-verbal. That means the words we use are only a small part of effective communication.

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How Much Do Digital Signature Services Cost?

Posted by Emily Maxie on Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Businesses all over the country are recognizing the benefits of using online signatures. The technology reduces paper waste, speeds up the pace of business and can save you time and money. (Not sure how much you can save? Check out this ROI worksheet!)

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When Fraud Strikes: The Hidden Cost of Document Tampering [Infographic]

Posted by Emily Maxie on Tue, Nov 18, 2014

When I hear about data breaches, it’s easy to imagine a hacker sitting in a dark room with a pile of Red Bull cans and a keyboard. It’s easy to be ambivalent to that type of threat. Of course you’re afraid of being hacked, but you’re doing what you can to protect your company. 

But have you considered the threats you face from the people who work in the offices next to yours? A recent study found that insider threats make up about 23% of all cybercrime incidents. In fact, companies around the world lose $2.9 trillion to employee fraud each year, with $40 billion of just in the United States.

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Tags: security, compliance

14 Insanely Simple Ways to Boost Smartphone Security

Posted by Emily Maxie on Mon, Nov 03, 2014

Where is your smartphone right this second? I'm willing to bet that it's probably within arm's reach. At the very least, I'm guessing it's in the room with you. Smartphone use has skyrocketed over the last few years, and experts predict there will be 1.75 billion smartphone users by the end of the year. 

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Tags: security

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