Specops Software

Specops Software acquired by Monterro

Stockholm, August 21, 2019 – Specops Software is excited to announce that the equity investment firm, Monterro has become the majority owner of Specops Software. Specops Software and Monterro jointly see the acquisition as a great opportunity for accelerated... Read More

Unencrypted biometrics reveal massive risk

Security researchers gained access to more than 27.8 million records, including fingerprints, facial recognition data, usernames and passwords, in the mostly unencrypted and unhashed Biostar 2 database. Biostar 2 is a web-based biometrics locking system used for physical security... Read More

CJIS Password Policy

CJIS Password Policy Requirements

The CJIS Password Policy requirements include maintaining a list of “banned passwords” with values known to be commonly used, expected, or compromised. Read More

GDPR encryption requirements

Encryption is a necessary component of an organization’s security policy. The GDPR encryption requirements consistently call for "appropriate technical" and "organizational measures." Read More

Password length best practices

A long password is a strong password, however it’s still not any good if it contains your username or other easily guessable words. This blog explains how you can enforce password length alongside other best practices. Read More

Starker Schutz durch starke Passwörter

Die jüngsten Hackerangriffe in Deutschland haben gezeigt: Starke Passwörter sind für Unternehmen überlebenswichtig. IT-Abteilungen brauchen ein einfaches und effizientes Tool für starke Passwörter. So können die Mitarbeiter Verantwortung für ihre eigene Sicherheit übernehmen. „Wie konnte ein 20-Jähriger diesen Riesenhack... Read More

What is full-disk encryption?

In today’s threat landscape, encryption is a necessary component of an organization’s security policy. Encryption is the process of changing information to make it unreadable by anyone except those possessing special knowledge (commonly referred to as a secret key) that allows them to change the... Read More

Specops Software

Identify and remove leaked passwords

Stockholm, June 25, 2019 – Specops Software announced today a new release of Specops Password Policy. The solution’s Blacklist Express, a downloadable leaked password list close to one billion passwords, now supports leaked password scanning. The solution enables you... Read More

lösenord problem

Keine Sicherheit ohne das richtige Passwort

„12345“, „passwort“ oder „hallo123“ – bei Millionen von Hackerangriffen auf die Firmen-IT sind solche oder ähnliche Passwörter leicht zu knacken. Für Unternehmen kann das existenzbedrohend werden. Es sei denn, sie implementieren eine wirksame Passwort-Policy.  Der Fall machte Schlagzeilen: Der... Read More