October 30, 2019

#BeCyberSmart Tips & Tricks For Protecting Data All Year Round

Corey Williams – Idaptive
Corey Williams Vice President, Marketing

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is over, but being smart about making yourself - and your end users - less vulnerable to attack is an everyday thing.

Cybersecurity month tips and tricks

As Cybersecurity Awareness Month rounds to a close, the biggest takeaway is that vigilance – bolstered by a hearty dose of common sense – is required all year round. Consider the following tips and tricks as Idaptive’s best efforts to make #BeCyberSmart the digital equivalent of street smarts – something that eventually becomes second nature. 

From understanding that passwords alone just aren’t enough, to realizing that access hints are  just a Google search away for anyone looking to compromise your data – here are some of the most helpful and effective cybersecurity survival tips from our experts here at Idaptive.  

1) Always Check Your Sources

Check Your Sources











2) It's a Group Effort

Group Effort











3) Don't Blindly Install

Don't Blindly Install











4) Use Multi-Factor Authentication

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5) Develop Trust Issues

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6) Deleting Alone Isn't Enough

Don't just delete, uninstall











7) Talking to a "Live" Person Isn't Always Safer

Live isn't always safer











8) Get Creative

Don't use same password everywhere











9) Be Socially Conscious

Be socially conscious











10) Be Tricky

Make security questions more secure











At the end of the day, Idaptive secures access everywhere. Every user, every application, every device.

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Looking for more tips to keep you and your end users safe online? Visit our Twitter page or check out our National Cybersecurity Awareness Month webinar on demand here. 

Corey Williams

Corey Williams – Idaptive
Vice President, Marketing

Corey Williams is the Vice President of Marketing & Strategy and lead evangelist for Idaptive, leading all marketing functions, as well as market development and strategy. Corey served as the Senior Director of Products and Marketing for more than a decade at Centrify where he was the visionary behind, and the first product manager of, the set of products that were ultimately spun out of Centrify to become Idaptive, including leading SaaS services for Single Sign-on (SSO)Adaptive Multi-factor Authentication (MFA)endpoint and mobile context, and User Behavior and Risk Analytics (UBA).

 While at Centrify, Corey defined and brought to market seven net-new product offerings directly contributing to the growth of the existing customer base from less than 400 customers to over 5000 customers. He also led efforts with major industry analysts that directly resulted in Centrify being named as a leader in all of the major analyst reports including the Gartner Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities reports for Access Management, Worldwide; Forrester IDaaS Wave; KuppingerCole Cloud MFA Leadership Compass; and Network World Clear Choice Winner for Single Sign-on Solutions.

Corey is a frequent speaker and commentator on IT Security and IT Management. He has authored several publications, including “Zero Trust Security for Dummies”, a leading guide for enterprise managers.

Prior to Centrify, Corey led products and marketing for SpikeSource (acquired by Black Duck Software), Syndera (acquired by Tibco), and Journee Software (acquired by Initiate Systems). Earlier in his career, he managed pre- and post-sales consulting for Active Software (acquired by webMethods). 

Corey holds degrees in Mathematics (BS) and Computer Science (BS) from New Mexico State University, as well as an MS in Engineering and an MBA from San Jose State University. 


If Corey could have any chameleon-like superpower, it would be the chameleon's tongue, which is ridiculously fast. Some of the world's smallest chameleons have the world's fastest tongues. In automotive terms, the tongue could go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in a hundredth of a second! “I would be able to complete webinars in 4.5 seconds instead of 45 minutes!”