Password attacks are an ongoing threat facing organizations. As the number of stolen credentials reaches an all-time high, with over 3 Billion reported stolen worldwide, organizations must contain their weakest link. Password attacks work because users are predictable. Their poor choices are encouraged by the password complexity rules that must be met during the password creation process.
In Strengthening Passwords Against Common Attacks, you will learn:
- Why standard password creation techniques favor attackers
- How the most common password attacks (social engineering, dictionary, and brute-force) work
- Strategies to improve end-user behavior and password security