Top worst passwords

The Top 15 Worst Passwords

Passwords. What makes them bad? It is not just the words in a password. It is how they are used, what context they are used in, if they have been exposed online, and other factors. admin (or admin with only a few extra characters like admin1, admin!, adminX) password2020 (and iterations of it, such as 2021Password) password (and iterations of …

Old Ways vs. New Ways: Employee Password Hardening:

Old vs. New Methods for Employee Password Hardening

Employee password hardening: Do not just mitigate bad passwords. Eliminate weak and compromised passwords. Threats to password-based authentication can overwhelm organizations. Because passwords are still the most common way for users to access their account, they invite abuses from bad actors. It is made worse by the security negligence of employees.  But hardening employee passwords can be difficult without introducing significant …

7 Password Problems Solved by Enzoic Password Policy Enforcement

7 Password Problems Solved by Enzoic Password Policy Enforcement

There are many excellent password policy enforcement tools built into Active Directory. But the out-of-the-box AD functionality does not meet all the password standards and new password policy recommendations from NIST and other regulatory organizations. What can organizations do regarding password policy enforcement to increase security and decrease user friction, cost-effectively? The perfect storm of weak passwords More than 21 …

11 Ways Employees Can Be Your Weak Link for Cybersecurity

11 Ways Employees Can Be Your Weak Link for Cybersecurity

With some creative tips to help engage and educate your employees on cybersecurity Each year, incidences of cyberattacks on companies are increasing with the intent to steal sensitive information. There are cybersecurity tools made to protect organizations, but many of these tools focus on external attacks, not internal weaknesses. Many security systems do not focus on the possibility of employees …

Enzoic Honored to be a 2019 IT World Awards Gold Winner

Enzoic: A 2019 IT World Award Gold Winner

Enzoic for Active Directory was recently selected as a gold winner for the 2019 IT World Award Security Software category. Enzoic announced today that Network Products Guide, industry’s leading technology research and advisory guide, has named Enzoic for Active Directory a Gold winner in the 14th Annual 2019 IT World Awards® in the Security Software category. These industry and peer …

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Introducing Continuous Password Protection for Active Directory

The Industry’s 1st Active Directory Plugin That Helps Organizations Prevent Use of Compromised Passwords According to NIST 800-63b Guidelines.   Passwords remain the primary method for protecting employee accounts yet passwords also continue to be a major threat vector to businesses and organizations year-after-year because of use of unsafe credentials.  According to Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report, 29% of …


NIST Special Publication 800-63 is Final

The big changes to NIST password recommendations we’ve been talking about are now official: NIST 800-63 is final. It’s important to know that this overhaul is about more than just passwords. It’s a full reworking of digital identity guidelines with a suite of new documents and a flexible approach to using them.