The Pesky Password Problem: Policies That Help You Gain the Upper Hand on the Bad Guys

What really makes a “strong” password? And why are your end-users tortured with them in the first place? How do hackers crack your passwords with ease? And what can/should you do about your authentication methods?

For decades, end-users have borne the brunt of the password tyranny, a result of the IT industries’ inability to engineer secure systems. Password complexity, length, and rotation requirements are the bane of your end-user experience and literally the cause of thousands of data breaches. But it doesn't have to be that way!

Join Roger Grimes, KnowBe4's Data-Driven Defense Evangelist, to find out what your password policy should be and learn about the common mistakes organizations make when creating password policy.

Available:
Tue, Dec 15, 2020 10:00 AM PST / 01:00 PM EST
Duration:
1h 00min

In this webinar you'll learn:

  • Why passwords are so easy to hack and how the bad guys do it
  • How to craft a secure, risk-focused password security policy
  • The truth about password managers and multi-factor authentication and how they impact your risk
  • How to empower your end users to become your best last line of defense

Featured Speakers

  • Roger Grimes
    Roger Grimes
    Data-Driven Security Evangelist
    KnowBe4

    Roger Grimes, KnowBe4’s Data-Driven Defense Evangelist, is a 30-year computer security consultant, instructor, holder of dozens of computer certifications and an award-winning author of 10 books and over 1,000 magazine articles on computer security. He now serves as the Data-Driven Security Analyst for KnowBe4. He has worked at some of the world’s largest computer security companies, including Foundstone, McAfee and Microsoft. Grimes holds a bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University. He was the weekly security columnist for InfoWorld and CSO magazines from 2005-2019.

  • Peter Krass
    Peter Krass
    Contributing Editor
    Dark Reading

    Peter Krass is an editor and writer specializing in business technology. Formerly, Peter held senior editorial positions with Inc., Planet IT, Smart Enterprise, TechBuilder, InformationWeek, Dark Reading and the BusinessWeek newsletter group.

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