The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) created many of the password best practices you probably loathe — using a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters. The NIST now says those guidelines were ill-advised and has changed its stance. Find out why and what this means for you. The problem The issue isn’t […]
In 2003, a manager at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) authored a document on password best practices for businesses, federal agencies, and academic institutions. More recently, however, the institute has reversed its stance.
For years, we’ve been told that strong passwords include three things: upper and lower-case letters, numbers, and symbols. And why wouldn’t we when the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) told us they were the minimum for robust passwords? Here’s why and how it involves you. The problem The issue isn’t necessarily that NIST […]
Whether it’s an online account, a computer log in or network access, passwords are used to prevent unauthorized access. But far too many people choose weak and easy-to-guess passwords putting themselves at the risk of cyber attack. Don’t fall into the trap of these cyber criminals. Secure your perimeters and never let anyone access your […]
As the number of Internet users and systems we use rise, we continue to see a subsequent increase in security breaches and concerns. Many companies make an effort to minimize the chances of these risks by implementing antivirus scanners and more. The problem is, they are still at risk – the biggest being from weak […]
The security of your systems and business in general is likely something that you are concerned, if not worried, about. While it is true that many businesses have security systems in place, the weakest link is often the password. In an effort to ensure that passwords remain secure, many companies adopt password policies. But are […]
The Internet has undoubtedly made our lives easier, and some would even say better. It is a bit of a double edged sword however, as we have seen an increase in the number of security breaches and hacks exposing our information. One way to minimize data being exposed or stolen is to use different passwords […]