How to enforce password history in Active Directory

The “Enforce password history” setting in Active Directory is used to determine the number of unique passwords a user must use before they can use an old password again. This is an important setting because password reuse is a... Read More

What is a password dictionary attack?

A password dictionary attack is a brute-force hacking method used to break into a password-protected computer or server by systematically entering every word in a dictionary as a password. Read More

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Cyber Essentials Password Policy

Passwords play an important role in the Cyber Essentials scheme. If you are planning for Cyber Essentials accreditation, you will need to make sure your password policy is up to the challenge. Read More

How to audit network passwords

The quality of your security program comes down to the core element of passwords. Uncovering its weaknesses involves more than annual password audits. 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

Best practice tips for your password policy

Many organizations have yet to craft an effective password policy - the policy says one thing, but something very different is taking place on the network. Is your current approach to passwords adequate? Read More