Leetspeak passwords – predictable and crackable

Leetspeak enables users to create passwords that are easy to remember, and easy crack. By preventing users from utilizing character substitution during password creation, Specops Password Policy can guide users towards stronger passwords. Read More

Regular Expressions for Passphrases

As a follow up to our Regular Expressions for password complexity blog post, we’ll look at some of the more interesting things you can do with regular expressions. These are typically (but not necessarily) used in organizations using passphrase... Read More

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

Password policy mistakes

Taking a pass on passwords? Not so fast

News headlines of data breaches serve as constant reminders of the risks associated with passwords. While more and more industry standards and best practice guidelines are recommending multi-factor authentication, the majority of organizations still solely rely on password based... Read More

The Hybrid IT Authentication Scenario

Hybrid IT is the new normal fueled by the continued adoption of Software as a Service (SaaS).  In the Hybrid IT approach, organizations will provide and manage some information technology (IT) resources in-house, and use cloud-based services for others.... Read More