Here’s an interesting view. According to Paul Edmonds, head of tech at the National Cyber Crime Unit, changing your password regularly makes you less safe. Not more. That’s a surprising opinion given we’re always being told to change our passwords regularly to keep attackers at bay. It’s the equivalent of changing the locks. If a … Continued
Half of US organizations reject multi-factor authentication, report finds
Nearly half of US organizations do not use multi-factor authentication to protect against compromised credentials, a survey by global IT security vendor IS Decisions finds today, with organizations citing ‘ infrastructure complexity’ (28%) and ‘time needed to manage and oversee’ (18%) as two of the biggest barriers to adoption. The news comes off the back … Continued
Are you sure of your Windows Users claimed identity?
Verifying Windows users claimed identity to guard against unauthorized access from stolen or shared credentials. 1. Contextual access controls Contextual access controls can define and restrict network access conditions for each authenticated Windows user. If credentials are compromised, any attempted access outside of these logon rules is automatically blocked. Shared or stolen passwords are therefore unsuccessful … Continued
Strengthen your Windows network password security and stop blaming the users
The problem with the password is not the password, it’s more the human use of passwords is flawed. We pick simple ones, we forget complex ones, we share them with our colleagues or our boss, or anyone else that appears to have an air of authority. IS Decisions research has shown that as many as … Continued