Data Protection Day, also known as Data Privacy Day in the US, is an annual, internationally recognised day created to raise awareness about data security, and promote privacy and data protection — an issue which has become particularly pressing in recent years, thanks to all of the mainstream media attention on the myriad data breaches..
Passwords are not secure. We speak about this “ad nauseam” working with clients daily to discuss what the issues really are and the real-life impacts that weak password solutions can have on a business. A total takeover, non-adherence to compliance, loss of IP, finances & reputation and putting all of your users and staff at..
Most major organisations working with Microsoft systems will use Active Directory (AD) to centrally authenticate all resources on a network based on a central database. The solution, in theory, is a way to centrally manage user security, which sounds appealing to large organisations. The reality, however, is that AD is not secure on its own..
July 2019 marked the passing of respected computer pioneer, Fernando Corbato, aged 93, who had a long and illustrious career in technology leaving many great legacies to the field of technology, including 50 years of passwords. Inventor of the password Dr Corbato is perhaps most famous for inventing the password. But this invention was actually..
Authlogics wins Best Password Compliance & Replacement Specialists from AI Cyber Security Awards 2019
Authlogics has been presented with an award for Best Password Compliance & Replacement Specialists from the AI Cyber Security Awards 2019, acknowledging the innovation of its Password Policy Agent and Authentication Suite. Private and public sector organisations around the world are benefiting from Authlogics solutions, to ensure online accounts are operated with compliant passwords that..
The enterprise IT environment of today couldn’t be more different from that of a decade ago. From cloud computing and AI to automation and VR, a host of advanced technologies are changing the way we work and network. And it’s not just enterprises that are getting more sophisticated: so too are cybercriminals. Instances of cybercrime..
Earlier this week the Daily Mail published a story with the headline ‘How to create a password that will take a hacker 227 MILLION years to crack – and the UK’s top 10 can be deciphered in less than a second’. The list of vulnerable passwords offers no surprises, so how do you create an..
Every time a data breach hits the headlines it is accompanied with calls for organisations to find ways to better manage passwords, misguided advice on how to make them stronger, or suggestions for alternatives. The move away from password-based login credentials is for most (whether consumer or corporate) the goal, but there needs to be..
There is a roaring trade in paper password notebooks. A quick look on Amazon and you will find passwords journals, passwords keepers, Internet address and password log book and even and I Love My Password! book, amongst many others. Seemingly, these go against everything we are told by security professionals. Passwords are secrets and as..
You may not be familiar with Bill Burr, but chances are he has had an impact on your day today. His guidelines for password security are the reason that in all probability you are adding an exclamation mark to the end of your memorable (or in reality, not so memorable) ‘secret’. The crazy thing is..