Think You Have Secure Passwords? Think Again!
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.