Automate Password Policy & NIST Password Guidelines

Enable automated password policy enforcement with daily password auditing and customizable remediation. With compromised password detection, custom password dictionary, fuzzy matching with common character substitutions, and continuous ongoing monitoring; enterprises can easily adopt NIST password requirements and eliminate vulnerable passwords in Active Directory. Organizations can adopt NIST password standards to screen for weak, commonly-used, expected, and compromised passwords. Then they …

How CJIS Evolved Password Policy Requirements

The Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) is the largest division of the FBI. They’re a hub of state-of-the-art tools and services for law enforcement, national security community partners, and the general public. The CJIS Security Policy is regularly updated to evolving industry best practices. Their June 2019 update introduced a new policy option for passwords. This option made it easier …

Colorado Companies to Watch

Enzoic Wins Colorado Companies to Watch 2020

Out of nearly a thousand nominated companies, Enzoic was recently named a winner of the 2020 Colorado Companies to Watch (CCTW). This competitive annual award recognizes companies that  “are critical job creators, innovators, and drivers of [the] economy” in the state of Colorado.  CCTW is a unique program, sponsored by the Bank of America, that acknowledges 50 high-performing second stage …

password attacks

The Skinny on Password Attacks

Thousands of Canadian citizens are at risk of identity fraud after cybercriminals used stolen credentials to access government services including COVID-19 relief funds. The source of the breach was a credential stuffing attack utilizing logins exposed in a prior breach. This is the latest example in a steady stream of data breaches driven by poor password practices. The Verizon DBIR …

good better best MFA

Good, Better, Best: Using Multi-factor Authentication Effectively

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is useful, but not a failsafe strategy for user authentication. The purpose of identity and access management technology is, generally speaking, to prevent unauthorized users from viewing, stealing, or manipulating data, whether a corporate network, or a celebrity Twitter account. As most users know, the dangers of the internet are ever shifting, and it’s important to stay …

prevent password cracking

The Ways to Prevent Password Cracking

Cracking dictionaries are software programs that compile lists of unique words, common passwords, and iterations of common passwords. These words are collected from public domain files from multiple sources and in various formats. With cracking dictionaries, hackers narrow the universe of possible passwords to try. Instead of a brute force attack that tries every possible character combination, the hacker can …

dark web

LastPass taps Enzoic for Dark Web Monitoring

Enzoic’s Dark Web Monitoring services are now being embedded into the new LastPass Security Dashboard. The new capabilities provide early warning of increased risk of identity theft and other cybersecurity vulnerabilities. A recent LastPass survey found 86% of people don’t have any way to know if their personal information has been exposed on the dark web. Enzoic’s dedicated threat researchers …

Password Lifecycle

The Lifecycle of a Password

Securing Passwords from Create to Retire Organizations are in a non-stop battle to protect their network and meet data security responsibilities in the face of ever-increasing cyberattacks. A key challenge is ensuring that users create secure passwords. Four out of five hacking breaches involve unsafe password practices. In this current threat environment, passwords must exclude passwords exposed in previous data …

stolen credentials

From Stolen Credentials to Full Network Compromise

How Hackers Are Actually Using Exposed Passwords to Infiltrate Active Directory Recent reports like the Verizon DBIR have noted that stolen credentials are often the foothold that attackers use to compromise networks and systems. A simple phishing or credential stuffing attack becomes the entry point for a much larger enterprise, like data theft, ransomware, or system hijacking. This is rather …

trusting passwords

Trusting Passwords: Best Practices for Threat-Proofing Credentials

“Open, Sesame!”Upon reflection it’s easy to see that passwords have an incredibly long history: from shibboleths to military codes, they’ve been used in many situations to preserve privacy and identity. With the creation of computing technology, passwords became ubiquitous, and were codified in the digital world as strings of characters—numbers, letters, and symbols. Much like their historical counterparts, they were …