Category Archives: Security

Evl Consulting Authorized 1Password reseller

As you may have seen EvL Consulting has selected 1Password as the password manager of choice for individuals, families, teams and businesses.

The decisions to select 1Password did not come as a random selection. There are various products and solutions on the market, which all have their pros and cons. 1Password was selected on a range of criteria, of which security and product architecture were on the top of the list. Next to that came ease of use within the various subscription options.

1Password has proven to be the solution of choice for many organisations and is under constant active development to lead the way with actively collaborating with as well as adopting of industry standards like FIDO2.

Furthermore, 1Password is continuously assessed by various external security auditors and the reports are made public over here:

Our shop has attractive options for families and teams. If you are part of a larger organization whereby licence seats of 100+ are required, please contact us and we will be able to discuss the options.

Cyber Security awareness

As the field of risks in cyberspace expands more and more, it is imperative to understand these and reduce your areas of vulnerabilities.

From a consumer perspective this mostly touches on a few points:

  1. Reduce exposure
  2. Only provide what is required
  3. Secure credentials
  4. Maintain retention policies
  5. Change often and unique

So what do I mean by the above as these do not seem to be really “consumer” terminologies. Lets go through them one-by-one.

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The Optus data breach and why it was so simple.

OK, first off, “It wasn’t me !!!” Even though the title may indicate otherwise.

Just in case you’re not in Australia and have no idea what this is about. Optus is Australia’s second-largest Telco, with around 11 million subscribers. On September 22nd 2022 they suffered a major data breach where it was announced that PII (Personal Identifiable Information) data of almost all their customers was stolen. Now, we’re not talking about the phone number and the name, nooo, basically everything that is required to really disrupt someone’s life. This included names, addresses, date of birth, drivers-licence details, passport details, banking and payment information, other identity verifiers like Medicare numbers, and potentially other grade two1 or three details that would allow a person to accrue enough points for online or phone identity verification. Let me be clear here, NO OPTUS CUSTOMER IS SAFE FOR YEARS TO COME !!.

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