If you are reading this post, chances are you are aware of internet hacks – you have heard of the company that got all its data stolen, or the CEO whose social media account was compromised. If you work at an enterprise, it’s likely that your enterprise bought and deployed some security products to protect its employees and its intellectual property. However, there are multiple ways to trick such security measures, whether you are at work or when you are browsing from the safety of your own home. In this post I collected four simple rules that can help you stay protected. In the continuous battle between security and usability, following these four rules gives away very little comfort, yet significantly increases the chance you will not be hacked. These rules are good practices and they are enough for most people, chances are they will save you from being hacked. You will not always know if they helped you, but if you make them a habit, they will do you good.
Will we always be talking about Proper Password Management?
In light of the recent compromises to Yahoo, I thought I would change gears a little from my normal blog focus and spend a moment on the topic of “what enterprises could be doing to better protect passwords from hackers.”
Today, the password problem has changed a bit to take on a new slant for a security professional, while the business problem remains constant.