NIST password standards

NIST Password Standards

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) sets the information security standards for federal agencies. Through its Special Publication (SP) 800-series, NIST helps organizations meet regulatory compliance requirements such as HIPAA, and SOX. The recent update to the... Read More

Checking for Pwned Passwords in Active Directory

If you are trying to fulfill a regulation requirement like that of NIST, you might find yourself tasked with attempting to set up your Active Directory environment to check for leaked passwords against an external blacklist. For many, Have... Read More

ASD password policy

ASD password policy best practices

Australian businesses are juggling as many as 85 different passwords. To take greater control of their password security, they must look to the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) for guidance. The ACSC is the nation’s leading agency on cyber security. The ACSC is hosted by the Australian Signals... Read More

Geoblocking for self-service password resets

Stockholm – Specops Software released the latest version of its Specops Authentication platform. The platform supports self-service password reset and self-service encryption key recovery. The introduction of geoblocking advances security associated with these two high–risk activities. The capability allows IT admins to prevent cyber attacks by whitelisting... Read More

CEO Series: A nudge in the right direction

The price tag for cyberattacks is only getting higher. The average total cost of a data breach is now USD 3.92 million, according to the 2019 Cost of a Data Breach Report. Is it fair to expect all employees... Read More