Password Management and Policy News
January 12, 2017
In this episode of SearchSecurity's Risk & Repeat podcast, editors highlight the topics discussed at the CES Cybersecurity Forum, as well as new technologies showcased at the event.
August 03, 2016
Barclays is offering U.K. retail banking customers the option to do voice authentication instead of using passwords, with voiceprints that are as unique as fingerprints.
January 19, 2016
A new proof-of-concept attack presented at ShmooCon 2016 exploits security weaknesses in cloud-based password manager LastPass and could allow attackers to gain control of users' accounts.
December 08, 2015
A new report showed that while retail companies are confident in their security, many use bad access-management practices with temporary workers brought in for the holiday season.
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Your organization needs to make decisions about its IAM strategy in order to keep up with the new technologies its deploying. Steps to take begin at the policy level. Continue Reading
Windows Wi-Fi Sense allows Windows 10 users to get Internet access from public hotspots and private wireless local area networks (WLANs) that have been shared by friends. Although Wi-Fi Sense is enabled by default in all editions of Windows 10, the ... Continue Reading
Bimodal IAM may be a new term, but this new way to use user credentials should probably already be in practice among secure organizations. Continue Reading
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The FIDO authentication standard could eventually bypass passwords, or at least augment them, as government and industry turns to more effective authentication technologies. Continue Reading
NIST is coming up with new password recommendations for the U.S. government. Expert Michael Cobb covers the most important changes that enterprises should note. Continue Reading
The Keydnap malware has the ability to steal passwords stored in the Keychain Access app on Mac systems. Expert Nick Lewis explains how to mitigate this issue. Continue Reading
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Users with privileged accounts have the ability to make critical changes to your enterprise system. Find out how to control trusted users and prevent malicious actions. Continue Reading
Privilege creep can result in the abuse of user access and security incidents. Expert Michael Cobb explains how enterprises can keep user roles and privileges aligned. Continue Reading
With the large number of password breaches happening, enterprises should look into new methods of protecting their resources. Expert Nick Lewis explains how to reduce user risk. Continue Reading
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Limiting administrative access can strengthen an enterprise's security posture significantly. Expert Joe Granneman discusses why this is such an important practice. Continue Reading
Microsoft is banning weak passwords on many of its services with the Smart Password Lockout feature. Expert Michael Cobb explains how it works, and if it will be beneficial. Continue Reading
Microsoft's Wi-Fi Sense for Windows 10 can share encrypted passwords for Wi-Fi networks, but is it safe? Expert Michael Cobb has the answer. Continue Reading