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The NEW Azure AD Password Protection Service by Microsoft Azure

This is not the first nor last attempt Microsoft will make to help companies stop easily cracked passwords from being used as end-user passwords. Back in 2016, Microsoft attempted to ban easily hacked passwords on Microsoft Account Service and Azure Active Directory, but none of their other platforms. However, many articles online showed the shortcomings […]

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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 […]

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Why You Don’t Need A Password Manager

OneLogin announced on May 31, 2017, that their company was hacked between the hours of 2:00 am to 9:00 am PST. No big deal, right? Wrong. OneLogin is an online service that lets users manage their multiple different logins and passwords with a single sign-on (SSO). Essentially, OneLogin is a password manager that entices customers […]

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Hard Facts: Data Breaches

Joseph Demarest Jr., Assistant Director of FBI’s Cyber Division states: “You’re going to be hacked.” Do you have a plan for when this happens? Furthermore, are you enforcing the necessary precautions to ensure that your end-users are not making poor password choices? Password1 and Welcome1 are the top 2 business passwords and are both accepted […]

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Common Mistakes of IT Administrators

At nFront Security, we believe that providing tips and checklists are a great way for IT Administrators to know if they are forgetting about any important security measures that might have slipped their mind. There is a famous quote that reads: “Rename your ‘To-Do’ list to your ‘Opportunities’ list.” – Steve Maraboli Here are a […]

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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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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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Do You Suffer From BPPD (Bad Password Policy Disorder)?

Bad Password Policy Disorder (BPPD) is a common, but serious disorder affecting many companies in not just the United States, but the entire world. It causes companies to be vulnerable to hackers and victims of data breaches. The most common way to be diagnosed with BPPD is a simple question of: “Is the company only […]

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