The role of passwords in HIPAA compliance

Healthcare is a high value target for hackers given the nature of the data and its poor security stance – ranking the sixth lowest, in security performance across industries. Passwords are the first line of defense against cyberattacks and... Read More

3 passphrase best practices

A strong password is long and complex. Adding upper case, numbers, and special characters make it harder to crack. However, considering user behavior, complex passwords have proven too difficult to remember. To cope with complexity requirements, users default to... Read More

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What the password quiz taught us

In celebration of World Password Day we ran a password quiz that presented participants with five pairs of passwords, and asked them to pick out the stronger one from each pair. The results? Only 12% of participants answered all... Read More

You could have guessed DNC’s weak passwords

Data breaches are no holds barred. No one is off-limits, especially not politicians. So it should not come as a surprise that WikiLeaks has released nearly 20,000 emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC). What is rather surprising is... Read More

Ditch Pointless Password Policies

UK spy agency wants you to ditch pointless password policies

The UK intelligence agency, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), released new password guidance in a report titled “Password guidance: simplifying your approach.” The guidance acknowledges the “password overload” problem people face when remembering multiple passwords and the difficulty in... Read More

Passphrases: Why Should I Care?

Longer passwords are stronger passwords. It really is just math. The comic below shows the value. Stronger passwords are harder to crack and easier to remember. They increase security while improving end-user productivity and satisfaction. The following image is... Read More

Create a secure password you can actually remember

A strong password is long and complex. Adding spaces, upper case, and special characters make it harder to crack.  But if you take user behavior into consideration, it is unrealistic to expect them to create and remember long passwords... Read More