Specops Software Blog

PCI compliance requirements in the UK

In 2018, criminals successfully stole £1.3 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... Read More

NIST password standards

NIST password standards and requirements

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

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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 password deny list. For... 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

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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