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Why organizations need to react urgently to the state of password security, according to data from 451 Research In a recent brief titled “Love ‘em or Hate ‘em, Passwords Are Here to Stay,” 451 Research indicated that despite the stirrings of a passwordless revolution, the widespread use of passwords won’t be changing in the foreseeable future. The 451 brief points …

Dos and Don'ts of password security

The Updated Do’s and Don’ts of Password Security

When it comes to passwords, individual habits and organizational policies vary widely—unfortunately, the pattern is one of weakness. But organizational online security can be immediately improved by the implementation of a few key principles. Stronger passwords mean that users are keeping themselves safer online—and if users are safer online, it results in your organization staying safer as well. Updated NIST …

Questions to ask when considering compromised password monitoring providers: https://www.enzoic.com/questions-to-ask-compromised-password-monitoring-vendors/

Questions to Ask Compromised Password Monitoring Vendors

Organizations using Active Directory must update their password policies to block and detect compromised passwords, but comparing password monitoring vendors in this area can sometimes be challenging. Often, organizations are not sure how to compare vendors and are not sure what questions should be asked when working with password monitoring vendors. By asking the right questions, you can pick the …

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Need Help Auditing for Compromised Passwords?

Password audits have become more difficult. New data breaches expose credentials every day. These are quickly fed into hackers’ cracking dictionaries, changing which passwords you need to keep out. Verizon’s DBIR found 81% of data breaches were caused by compromised, weak, and reused passwords. Traditional algorithmic complexity rules are no longer considered a key factor in password strength. NIST password …

World Password Day

World Password Day: Time to Prioritize Passwords

Today is World Password Day and despite proclamations that passwords are going the way of the Dodo, they are still a fundamental part of our digital lives. However, they remain a weak link in our approach to cybersecurity and it’s time for us all to rethink how we create and use passwords to protect our identities from cybercriminals. So, we …

Password

Solving the Compromised Credentials Conundrum

Today is World Password Day and organizations are unfortunately still reliant on archaic password strategies that put the onus on users to create and remember numerous complex and constantly changing password strings. It’s no wonder that this approach is an abject failure. Enterprises need to take steps to address the password problem and ensure that only strong, unique and uncompromised …

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8 Scary Statistics about the Password Reuse Problem

As we rapidly move everything online in response to the global pandemic, this has put passwords front and center again. With the latest Marriott breach, it’s like groundhog day when it comes to passwords with both organizations and users failing to take the necessary measures to step up their password hygiene. Passwords remain a weak link and are the source …

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Introducing 1-Click NIST Password Standard Compliance & More

Introducing one-click NIST password standard compliance, user reporting which outlines users who are using compromised passwords, and root password detection to prevent users from using root passwords. Microsoft’s Active Directory is used widely across companies and industries throughout the world and unfortunately, it is one of the key targets for bad actors. Many organizations are adopting the use of password …

The High Cost of Password Expiration Policies

The High Cost of Password Expiration Policies

For many cybersecurity professionals, one of the more surprising ideas to come out of 2019 is the recommendation to drop forced password expiration policies. Forced password expiration policies have been around for many years now and are a widespread element of cybersecurity frameworks within organizations across the world over. However, we’re now being told they may not be necessary. Password …

Old Ways vs. New Ways: Employee Password Hardening: https://www.enzoic.com/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 …