How to Prepare for your Annual IT Audit

An IT audit is the review and evaluation of your company’s IT infrastructure, policies, management, and any related processes. Sometimes IT audits coincide with the annual financial audit. IT audits are very important because it will let you know if your company is being adequately protected by your systems in place. It can also help […]

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How To Create A Hack-Proof Password Dictionary

Password blacklisting, also known as dictionary checking, is a very important security measure to have in place for passwords. Dictionary checking prevents the use of common passwords like Password, Welcome, and Baseball. We all know these passwords and insecure and ineffective to secure a computer. Therefore, why are we allowing these passwords on our network? […]

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How To Turn Off LM Hash And Only Use NT Hash

You might be wondering how to prevent Windows from storing a LAN manager hash of your password in Active Directory and local SAM databases. The LM hash is the Windows Active Directory default option for storing passwords that are 14 characters or less. This method is unsafe and should be turned off. When a user […]

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Benefits Of The nFront Password Filter

Are you contemplating the purchase of the nFront Password Filter? Well, look no further! Password security is too important of a topic to be taken lightly these days with the advanced technology that hackers have available for their use against you.Below are eight reasons why you need the nFront Password Filter on your network today! […]

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The Secret Is Out… Here’s My Password

Have you ever wondered what the passwords are like for employees at an IT Security Company? Well, look no further! I am letting you know my password and how I created it. Of course, I did change it once I posted this infographic! Password Security should be one of your top priorities this year to […]

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The 10 Password Commandments

Do you know what The 10 Password Commandments are? Follow The 10 Password Commandments for a safe and secure password!

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No More Bad Passwords In 2017

Forty-eight days. That’s all we have left until January 1, 2017. Have you made your 2017 New Year’s Resolutions yet? Better yet, did you achieve any of your 2016 New Year’s Resolutions? According to StaticBrain, 45% of Americans make New Year’s Resolutions each year. Yet, only 8% of them are successful in achieving their New […]

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5 Spooky Password Tips

In honor of Halloween and the importance of enforcing strong passwords, we have put together five helpful tips when creating a password policy for your company! Happy Halloween! 1. Require passwords to be checked against a dictionary of common passwords – also known as password blacklisting 2. Require all four character sets (uppercase, lowercase, numeric, and […]

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Password vs Passphrase – Which Is More Secure?

Passwords. Just the thought of the word can cause anxiety. Anxiety is usually the result of apprehension, fear, or something we dread. But, why we would fear passwords? You shouldn’t fear passwords – you should fear your company’s password policy. The password policy created by your company determines what passwords will/won’t be allowed. See, here’s […]

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How To Blacklist Passwords For Windows Active Directory

Blacklisting passwords for Windows Active Directory is not a new topic to the IT Security world. In more recent years, the idea of blacklisting certain words in passwords has become increasingly more important. In light of new data breaches and yearly reports of the “Top 100 Worst Passwords,” we can see that words like love, […]

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