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  • Password Management By, Davon Smart
  • Password Management
    • Why is it important?
      • Apart of our everyday lives
      • The information it protects
  • Password Management
    • Issues with password management?
      • Difficult to remember:
        • Complicated passwords.
        • Many different passwords.
        • Passwords that change frequently.
        • Passwords for systems that are used infrequently.
  • Password Management
    • What are some organization’s issues?
      • The servers that house passwords may be compromised, and their passwords acquired by an intruder.
      • The help desk may be tricked into giving an intruder a valid password.
  • Password Management
    • More Organization issues…
      • The networks that passwords travel between a user's workstation and servers that the user logs into may be compromised, and passwords may be recorded by an intruder during transmission.
      • Users may be tricked into providing their passwords to intruders via a social engineering effort.
  • Password Management
    • How one issue can lead to another?
      • Write down their passwords
      • Forget their passwords
      • Use very simple, easily compromised passwords.
      • Reuse old passwords as often as possible.
  • Password Management
    • How can you protect passwords?
      • Should be at least seven characters long.
      • Should contain at least one letter, and at least one digit.
      • Should contain both uppercase and lowercase letters, and at least one "special" character.
  • Password Management
    • Some NO’s for passwords choices are:
      • Passwords must not be based on the user's name or login ID.
      • Passwords must not be based on a dictionary word, in any language.
      • Passwords may not contain more than two paired letters.
  • Password Management
    • You're doing a little Web browsing at work when you come upon Widgetsnmore.com, a site that looks vaguely familiar. Suddenly, you see it: the multipurpose electronic gadget polisher you've coveted for weeks--and it's half price until 5 o'clock today! You click on the image to order it, and...uh-oh. The site asks for your password. What do you do?
  • Password Management
    • Enter your cat's name--you use the same simple password at every site.
    • Frantically type word-and-number combinations you've used in the past.
    • Set up a brand-new account.
    • Give up, exit your browser, and learn to love your dull, unpolished gadgets.
    • Confidently enter drk#3kl8nfl and complete the transaction.
  • Password Management
    • If you chose e , congratulations. You obviously have an advanced degree in password management.
  • Password Management
    • Some examples……
  • Password Management
    • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
      • Video
  • Password Management
    • What security measures does Horizon BCBSNJ take with confidential information?
    • Horizon BCBSNJ has password protected all personal information on their laptop computers. All confidential information is also encrypted.
  • Password Management
    • What is Horizon BCBSNJ doing to assist affected members?
    • one year of free credit monitoring service through ConsumerInfo.com
  • Password Management
    • Second Life security breach
      • 650,000 users
        • Names
        • Addresses
        • Passwords
        • Credit card information
  • Password Management
    • Hacker penetrates T-Mobile Systems
      • Access for a year
        • Secret service emails
        • Customer’s passwords
        • Social security numbers
        • Birth dates
        • Photos taken by sidekick users
          • Celebrities
            • Vida Guerra (possibly)