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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

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

What is the California default password law?

Passwords have become a subject of scrutiny, not only in IT security operations, but even extending out into new legislative mandates that have brought passwords into clear focus. California’s Senate Bill 327 (SB-327) was enacted in 2018 and became... Read More

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Active Directory Account Lockout Policy

We’ve touched on the critical importance of password management, and Account Lockout Policy builds on this further. Most failed login attempts are accidental—a user enters their password incorrectly, which happens from time to time. We’re human. However, user accounts... Read More