Why you need to review your passwords

From social media accounts to online banking to business emails, passwords are the key to keeping your digital life safe. Yet, most people do not give much thought to creating strong passwords. In fact, many people use generic passwords such as their mother’s maiden name or their birthday, making them easy targets for cybercriminals. This […]

NIST’s password guidelines: What you need to know

In case you missed it, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released new guidelines for creating and managing passwords. This is great news for anyone looking to improve their online security. But what do these new guidelines mean for you? In this blog post, we will discuss the basics of the NIST password […]

It’s time to rethink your password strategy

In 2003, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) stated that strong passwords should consist of upper- and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. However, the institute has now reversed its stance. Find out why and learn what their new recommendations are. The problem The issue isn’t that the NIST advised people to create easy-to-crack […]

Think your password is secure? Think again

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) created many of the password best practices you probably loathe — using a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters. The NIST now says those guidelines were ill-advised and has changed its stance. Find out why and what this means for you. The problem The issue isn’t […]

It’s time to rethink your password

In 2003, a manager at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) authored a document on password best practices for businesses, federal agencies, and academic institutions. More recently, however, the institute has reversed its stance. Find out why and what great passwords are made of. The problem The issue isn’t necessarily that the NIST […]

Secure your passwords now

For years, we’ve been told that strong passwords include three things: upper and lower-case letters, numbers, and symbols. And why wouldn’t we when the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) told us they were the minimum for robust passwords? Here’s why and how it involves you. The problem The issue isn’t necessarily that NIST […]