Darren James is a Senior Product Manager at Specops Software, an Outpost24 company. Darren is a seasoned cybersecurity professional with more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry. He has worked as a consultant across various organizations and sectors, including central and local governments, retail and energy. His areas of specialization include identity and access management, Active Directory, and Azure AD. Darren has been with Specops Software for more than 12 years and brings his expertise to the support and development of world-class password security and authentication solutions.
Articles written by Darren James
PCI compliance requirements in the UK
In 2018, criminals successfully stole £1.4 billion through fraud and scams. Now more than ever, businesses that processes cardholder data look to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) for security recommendations. PCI DSS is a set of…Read More
How to deploy a MSI package with Group Policy?
Group Policy Software Installation (GPSI) was once hailed as a great incentive for all organizations to upgrade their NT4 domains to Active Directory. It meant that there was no longer a need for those complex application deployment tools, it can…Read More
How to enforce password history in Active Directory
The “Enforce password history” setting in Active Directory is used to determine the number of unique passwords a user must use before they can use an old password again. This is an important setting because password reuse is a common…Read More
Cyber Essentials Password Policy
Passwords play an important role in the Cyber Essentials scheme as they are a common means of authenticating true users, while preventing unauthorized access. Two of the five controls in the UK Government’s Cyber Essentials scheme address password security requirements…Read More
How and why the NHS should transform password policy for greater security
As the largest employer in the United Kingdom, and the fifth largest in the world, the NHS has a responsibility to lead the way in cyber security. After all, there's much at stake. For a high profile and public-facing organisation…Read More