We Need to Talk About NIST’s Dropped Password Management Recommendations

Passwords and their protection are among the most fundamental, essential aspects of enterprise data security. They also make up the bane of most users’ relationships with their enterprise devices, resources and assets. It seems no matter how stringent or lax your password policy is, the directive will be met with dissension from a significant portion of your staff. It’s frustrating for everyone — the IT department, C-suite and employees.

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WATCH: It Only Takes Hackers 60 Seconds to Steal Your Identity - Here’s How you Can Prevent It

Did you know that it only takes 60 seconds for hackers to do a quick internet search and steal your social security number, date of birth and your mother’s maiden name? Pretty scary, huh? 

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“Social Manipulation”: When it is human, it is often dangerous

 Data gaps are the order of the day, but the threats to infrastructures and enterprises are growing.  

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Bracing for a breach: understanding cybersecurity

Giants like Yahoo hog the headlines when their data is compromised but how prepared are the UK’s SMEs when it comes to data laws and cybercrime?

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The Danger of Hackers

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If you want to understand that dangers of Hackers just ask Kevin Mitnick, a security company owner in the US. Before he owned his own security company Kevin Mitnick was a hacker with serious intent, and even spent time in jail for it; five years to be precise. For a long time the authorities were worried about his activities and would not allow him access to a computer or to the Internet.

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The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.

With an ever evolving regulatory landscape and with increasingly smart technology at our fingertips, it’s probably time we paused to examine the way we’re doing business. Just because it’s been done a certain way for years, it doesn't mean that’s still the right way. Businesses need to start seeing the bigger picture rather than forever playing catch-up, as so many are guilty of thus far. Breaking the cycle means analysing the threats that businesses can anticipate both now and in the coming months and years, and determining the smartest solution for them.

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