How To Smoothly Implement A Strong Password Policy

Changing your company’s password policy can create a high level of apprehension for the IT department as well as management, especially when the password policy will become more restrictive for end-users. Your company’s management team will have the primary concern of how to deploy a new software tool effectively to the entire network. While your […]

We Support Carnegie Mellon University’s Password Research

Carnegie Mellon University released a study in 2013 called “Measuring Password Guessability for an Entire University.” CMU has over 25,000 faculty, staff, and students with a single-sign-on password. With this research study, CMU wanted to analyze how guessable the passwords would be in a password attack by standard password cracking tools and algorithms. A standard […]

Put Password Rules In The Hands Of The User

This topic might seem to alarm you since the fate of your company will be placed in the hands of your employees. When I talk to many prospective customers of nFront Security, I hear the common problem of end-users selecting the company name, seasons (Summer, Winter, Fall, and/or Spring), months (January, February, March, etc.), or […]

Why the Windows Password Policy is Not Enough

First and foremost, I would like point out that a password policy is only as good as the settings that you select. For example, you could pay a company millions of dollars for the most secure password policy in the world, but if you do not enable settings that will make a password secure, the […]

Why Mark Zuckerberg’s Password Choice Should Concern You

Earlier this month, Mark Zuckerberg’s accounts on Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn were hacked. A hacker group, known as OurMine, posted on Zuckerberg’s “Hey @finkd (Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter handle) we got access to your Twitter & Instagram & Pinterest, we are just testing your security, please dm (direct message) us.” OurMine later posted, “You were in […]