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Password Management


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Password Management

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