Passwords in the Age of IoT: While the IoT brings a number of efficiencies and conveniences, it also can represent a security vulnerability. Here are some tips!

Passwords in the Age of IoT

Connected devices are becoming increasingly prevalent in the home, at the office, and everywhere in between. With 2020 widely predicted to see the arrival of mainstream 5G adoption, we can only expect the popularity of smart IoT products to grow. While the IoT certainly brings a number of efficiencies and conveniences, it also can represent a significant security vulnerability. As …

CISO Survival Guide: How to Balance Digital Transformation and Security https://www.enzoic.com/digital-transformation-and-security/

CISO Survival Guide: Balancing Digital Transformation and Security

According to an IDC report, global digital transformation spending reached $1.8 trillion in 2019—up nearly 18% from 2018. What’s more, the firm expects digital transformation investments to total more than $6 trillion over the next for years, with the study’s authors noting, “Digital transformation is quickly becoming the largest driver of new technology investments and projects among businesses.” But how …

password hashing

Hashing: What You Need to Know About Storing Passwords

Cybersecurity isn’t always a battle to keep hackers out at all costs. Sometimes it’s actually about making the costs just not worth the effort. This is particularly true when it comes to how passwords are stored on your server. Let’s take a look at how to make it more unreasonably costly to the hacker who just compromised the server that …

NIST password guidelines

A Brief Summary of NIST Password Guidelines

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been substantially revising its password guidelines since 2017. Previous recommendations have been changed, including combining symbols, letters, and numeric to create complex passwords; changing passwords frequently; or requiring users to generate passwords of a specified length. The changes address findings from NIST related to the human factors that cause users to create …

Percentage of respondents indicating methods for performing key IAM tasks in their organizations: https://www.enzoic.com/wp-content/uploads/EMA-Contextual-Awareness-Report-03.2020-ENZOIC-SUMMARY.pdf

Identity and Access Management has a Password Problem

Recent research from Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) found that a staggering 60% of organizations have experienced a security breach in the past year. Digging into the details, the leading source of breaches (24.4%) was once again due to compromised user passwords. The findings also highlighted that a further 16.1% of breaches were down to a user sharing credentials with an …

password reuse

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 …

Creating a NIST Password Policy for Active Directory https://www.enzoic.com/creating-a-nist-password-policy-for-active-directory/

Creating a NIST Password Policy for Active Directory

NIST recommends rejecting passwords used for online guessing attacks and also eliminating periodic password expiration- unless the password is compromised. While these requirements make sense given current cyber threats, they don’t precisely fit historic password policies. NIST has recommended new password policy guidelines for Active Directory that can help. So how can you easily implement a modern password policy? And …

Password Complexity Rules

The Benefits and Drawbacks of Password Complexity Rules

In recent years, cybersecurity experts have called into question the usefulness of password complexity rules. Password complexity rules have existed in some form since the internet and email became mainstream. They have since become a common feature in password policies across industries all over the world. However, faced with the unique struggles of cybersecurity threats in the digital age, some …

Root Passwords

Root Passwords: The Root of Password Problems

The average online user has over 90 accounts between personal and work accounts that require a password. That is a daunting number of unique passwords to memorize. In an effort to remember their passwords, most users will select common “root” words with easily guessable variations. These root passwords become predictable passwords when one becomes compromised. Password Expiration Policies The situation …