When it comes to cyber authentication, the weakest link is the user.
Cyber authentication is a hot topic in today’s world of Malware, Cyber Warfare, BYOD, Cloud Computing and Hackers. In a recent Google Password Management blog, “Google Password Management Tips To Increase The Security Of Your Accounts” they asked if your Gmail account is safe. They then give seven tips on how to improve password security. These tips, while basically correct, are so old and have been said ever since the first password was issued that they fail to address the real problem: the human element.
We all know the problems with passwords: there are to many, they need to be complex, IT makes you change them every 90-days, and we can’t remember them all. These Google tips should also be classified as: Policy, Technique, or Management. Security typically is weaker when people are expected to securely “manage” the “techniques.” Finally, even if you followed all these Google tips you still will be vulnerable because of the password cracking tools and attacks being used. While some are saying that password security is dead. I full disagree since passwords are one of the fundamental cyber authentication methods. So let’s review these tip. Read More→