Election Security Beyond the Voting Booth

A lot of the focus of today’s U.S. election security discussion is about securing the act of voting itself – things like testing machines, adding paper logs, avoiding internet connections for reporting results, etc. However, if you’re just focusing... Read More

“Love” conquers most in passwords

Stockholm – Specops Software announced today the latest updates to the Password Blacklist, a solution to continuously check if an account in Active Directory is using a leaked password. Analysis reveals the most common words used in password combinations... Read More

PCI compliance requirements in the UK

In 2018, criminals successfully stole £1.2 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

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

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 blacklist. For many, Have... 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

Passwords are the biggest threat to GDPR compliance

Data protection authorities have imposed their first GDPR fine in Germany after a local chat service exposed 330,000 credentials. What will be the consequence of the Collections leak that impacts 2.2 billion usernames & passwords? Read More