Tag Archives: IT Security

The Impact of Password Education on Employee Password Choices

As the great philosopher, Herbert Spencer, once said, “The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.” In the IT world, we constantly stress to our employees to make smart password choices. We have a “go-to” password policy that is typed up and stored in a filing cabinet located somewhere in our office. Often, […]

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Why should I use passwords that are greater than 14 characters?

It seems as though every website and application we use nowadays has a different password policy from one program to the next. Have you ever wondered why some applications require your password to be 8 characters, while other applications require a minimum of 15? From the naked eye, it makes no sense! What makes an […]

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The Biggest Security Threat Your Company is Facing is not A Hacker

In light of recent news your company has probably, hopefully, made securing your network a top priority. While the rest of your IT team is looking at how to protect your network from external threats- you can be one step ahead and make sure you are protecting your network from what experts are saying is […]

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Password Hacking: As Seen by an IT Security Professional

Password hacking is a lot more prevalent than you think.  Most IT Security admins think password hacking is a juvenile attack and thwarted by account lockout policies.  However, like the rest of the technology world, hacking tools and techniques have grown more sophisticated.  In this modern time a typical teenager “script-kiddie” can go to a […]

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