Over the weekend a couple of tweets by a UK Member of Parliament (MP) have generated a wave of outrage and comment amongst the security community. Nadine Dorries mentioned that she routinely shares her password with her staff and often has to ask them what it is. (Incidentally, Nadine should make sure all her other … Continue reading Should we be worried about our MPs security awareness?
I’ve posted several articles about passwords on here, including this one on password hygiene, this one on passwords in general and this one on common passwords. I thought I’d do a brief podcast to provide a précis, so here it is! EasyCyber Episode 4 If you like the podcast, why not subscribe to my You … Continue reading Episode 4 – Passwords
I published this article on LinkedIn in December 2016. In it, I talk about Privileged Accounts (known variously as Admin, Root, Superuser etc) and the importance of managing them well. You can find details of where to find me on LinkedIn on the About Me page.
In an earlier post I talked about password hygiene, and about the challenges we have in keeping passwords secret. I realised that I’d missed the opportunity to talk about why we need passwords – so I thought I’d cover it now. Computers will – if set up “normally” – ask for a username and password … Continue reading What’s the deal with passwords?
By now, we probably all know that we should have different passwords for every account we have, and use different ones for each website. You probably also know that they should be a mix of upper and lower case letters, numbers and special symbols. They should be more than 8 characters – and no that doesn’t … Continue reading Password hygiene