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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

Keep Employees Safe

Cybersecurity During a Pandemic – And What You Can Do To Keep Employees Safe

As the world struggles to navigate the coronavirus new normal there is one community eager to take advantage of this crisis: hackers. As Enzoic’s COO, Josh Horwitz, put it in a recent article for Electronic Health Reporter, “With scams ranging the gamut from a coronavirus tracker that installs malware onto visitors’ devices to takeover of teleconferencing software to fraudulent company …

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 …

Exposed Password Screening

What is Exposed Password Screening?

Exposed password screening is the process of checking currently used passwords against passwords that have been exposed in a publicly known data breach. Once these passwords are exposed, they are considered to be compromised passwords. In 2017, the National Institute of Standards and Technology updated the NIST password guidelines, recommending for exposed password screening. Since then, companies and organizations are …

Preventing Context-Specific Passwords in Active Directory

Preventing Context-Specific Passwords in Active Directory

Savvy cybercriminals will attempt to use context-specific passwords to gain access to Active Directory in targeted attacks. They know that: Companies that have headquarters in Boston will be more likely to have employee passwords that include “GoPatriots” due to the New England Patriots Since many organizations enforce quarterly forced password resets, many employees will include seasons in their password like …