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HIPAA Security Rule Guidance for passwords

There are an alarming number of cyberattacks targeting the healthcare industry. In October 2020, the FBI released a security warning to hospitals and government agencies of an imminent danger of ransomware attacks. Attackers were said to be targeting healthcare... Read More

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German Federal Office for Information Security password guidance

The German Federal Office for Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik, abbreviated as BSI) is an agency responsible for information security for the German federal government. The BSI is also the central certification body for IT systems.... Read More

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CNIL password guidance

Data privacy has become a priority for global businesses due to sweeping regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). At the same time, other regulatory bodies continue to enforce local data privacy laws. In France, for example,... Read More

Programming your own password filter .dll

Organizations can increase the security of Active Directory passwords by filtering specific passwords from being used in their environment. Password filters help bolster the security protections of Active Directory Password Policy settings by ensuring that end-users cannot use passwords... Read More

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Specops supports Symantec VIP to secure password resets

Specops Software released an update to its Specops Authentication platform today. The platform secures password resets, password changes, and encryption key recovery with multi-factor authentication (MFA) that supports various third-party MFA options including Symantec VIP. The updated version allows... Read More

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How to evaluate breached password detection services

Keeping tabs on breached passwords is a must for those embroiled in the IT security battle. According to the 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report, 80% of data breaches in 2020 stemmed from stolen or brute-forced credentials. The stakes are... Read More

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NIST Password Reset Guidelines

Passwords are necessary for authentication to different types of technology systems used in businesses today. Yet, they are a dangerous form of information from a security perspective. To strengthen password security, organizations want to take note of password best... Read More