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Think You Have Secure Passwords? Think Again!

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Computer experts, including the definitive authority in the USA, have been telling us the complex passwords were the answer to computer security. In 2017, the experts made a massive strategy shift and threw out nearly all the old password rules. The new guidelines raised many an eyebrow inside the IT world; however, most people outside the IT world, and some inside, seem to either not know about the changes, or don’t know exactly what they are supposed to do as a result.

This session is for those with a general understanding of IT and will avoid the complex computer science and mathematics underlying the issues of password security. At the conclusion of this session you will have gained a basic understanding of password security, an appreciation of why the old password security system wasn’t working, and a detailed insight into how to fix the problem based on current guidelines.

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