The Pesky Password Problem: Policies That Help You Gain the Upper Hand on the Bad Guys
Date: Wednesday, December 16th at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT
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.
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
About the presenter:
Roger Grimes, KnowBe4’s Data-Driven Defense Evangelist
Roger 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.