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DEFINITION: A strong password is one that is designed to be hard for a person or program to discover. Because the purpose of a password is to ensure that only authorized users can access resources, a password that is easy to guess is a security risk. Essential components of a strong password include sufficient length and a mix of character types. A typical weak password is short and consists solely of letters  … 
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Avoiding Insider Threats to Enterprise Security
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In an increasingly cloud-based IT universe, concerns are being raised and addressed regarding the security of privileged and shared accounts. See this white paper for more information on the latest in cloud-based security for privileged identities.
Posted: 07 Mar 2013 | Published: 07 Mar 2013

IBM

Best Practice Guide to Mobile Device Management
sponsored by Fiberlink
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the top ten mobile device management (MDM) best practices that will help you control the mobile devices used in your workplace, reducing risks to corporate data without jeopardizing employee productivity.
Posted: 23 Oct 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012

Fiberlink

Controlling Laptop and Smartphone Access to Corporate Networks
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Mobile devices are conduits of greater access and information, but can serve as a vehicle for malware and other security threats. Find out how your IT department can enable secure access for mobile devices and laptops to ensure network integrity and security.
Posted: 18 Sep 2012 | Published: 18 Sep 2012

Dell Software

The 10 Most Dangerous Risks to Microsoft Security
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Security has always been an important part of any IT infrastructure. This white paper has tips to help improve your awareness of some of the more important risks threatening your Microsoft infrastructure.
Posted: 13 May 2009 | Published: 13 May 2009

Global Knowledge

Beyond Passwords & Outdated Physical Access Systems
sponsored by Entrust, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn why passwords and traditional physical access systems are simply inefficient in this day and age and discover how smart credentials are a vital component of your physical and logical access security strategy.
Posted: 05 Sep 2012 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

Entrust, Inc.

Two-factor Authentication: A Tokenless Approach
sponsored by PortalGuard
WHITE PAPER: Learn about a flexible, cost-effective and easy-to-use two-factor authentication solution that offers greater security for your organization than leveraging password authentication alone.
Posted: 15 Aug 2012 | Published: 15 Aug 2012

PortalGuard

Mobile Device Management Cloud Report
sponsored by Zenprise
WHITE PAPER: This quarterly report on mobile device management (MDM) cloud practices explores the latest trends surrounding the device enrollment, application usage, and security of mobile devices in the enterprise.
Posted: 10 Aug 2012 | Published: 10 Aug 2012

Zenprise

The Ten "Must Haves" for Secure Mobile Device Management
sponsored by Zenprise
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the risks mobile devices bring to your enterprise and how an end-to-end mobile security framework can help you monitor, control, and protect the devices accessing your network and corporate data and applications.
Posted: 03 Aug 2012 | Published: 03 Aug 2012

Zenprise

Unified and Intelligent Identity and Access Management
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover an intelligent, unified approach to identity and access management. Learn how to simplify provisioning, single sign-on, role management, multifactor authentication, privileged account management, and password management. See how you can enhance security—and improve user and IT productivity.
Posted: 08 Jul 2011 | Published: 08 Jul 2011

Dell Software

Sophos Security Threat Report 2011
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Let our new 2011 Security Threat Report be your weapon in the battle against malware. It describes the significant threats of 2010, what to watch for in 2011, and more importantly, what you need to do to get ahead of them.
Posted: 07 Feb 2011 | Published: 07 Feb 2011

Sophos, Inc.

Password Management Best Practices
sponsored by Hitachi ID Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This document describes and justifies password management best practices as applied in medium to large organizations. It offers reasoned guidance to IT decision makers when they set security policy and design network infrastructure that includes passwords.
Posted: 03 Jun 2010 | Published: 03 Jun 2010

Hitachi ID Systems, Inc.

Password Management Project Roadmap
sponsored by Hitachi ID Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: As today’s organizations deploy an ever-growing number of complex systems, password management problems choke help desk systems, cause expensive delays and lost productivity, and threaten to compromise security. This document will guide you through the entire life of a successful password management project.
Posted: 03 Jun 2010 | Published: 03 Jun 2010

Hitachi ID Systems, Inc.

Social Engineering: Hacking People, Not Machines
sponsored by AVG Technologies USA, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Hackers are often portrayed as technical geniuses plying their trade through the use of complex computer code. But gaining access to a computer can be as simple as fooling someone into a revealing a password. Read this paper to learn more about social engineering threats and how to defend against them.
Posted: 31 Mar 2010 | Published: 31 Mar 2010

AVG Technologies USA, Inc.

The Total Economic Impact of CA Identity Manager
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: In January 2010, CA commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact and potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying CA Identity Manager (CA IM). Read this paper to learn what they found.
Posted: 02 Mar 2010 | Published: 19 Feb 2010

CA Technologies.

The RSA Authentication Decision Tree: Selecting the Best Authentication Solution for Your Business
sponsored by RSA
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an overview of the Authentication Decision Tree; examines the five factors critical to selecting an authentication solution; and offers a clear guide to selecting the right solution that effectively balances risk, cost and end user convenience.
Posted: 12 Nov 2009 | Published: 18 Mar 2009

RSA

Guide: Desktop Authority Password Self-Service
sponsored by ScriptLogic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Desktop Authority® Password Self-Service™ provides an easy-to-use, robust system for allowing users to reset their own forgotten passwords or locked accounts, eliminating the biggest source of help desk calls.
Posted: 27 Aug 2009 | Published: 03 Jun 2009

ScriptLogic Corporation

Is Your Data at Risk?: Why Physical Security is Insufficient for Laptop Computers
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Evaluating the various data security options to protect your PCs can be challenging. This paper examines the options, discusses why passwords alone are not sufficient and makes the case for strong data encryption.
Posted: 17 Jul 2009 | Published: 01 Jun 2009

Sophos, Inc.

Web Application Security - How to Minimise Prevalent Risk of Attacks
sponsored by Qualys
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to understand how to minimise vulnerabilities in web applications. A guide to web application security outlines typical web application vulnerabilities and provides a comparison of web application vulnerability detection options.
Posted: 27 Mar 2009 | Published: 02 Mar 2009

Qualys

Web Application Security: Automated Scanning versus Manual Penetration Testing
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains two primary methods for discovering Web application vulnerabilities: using manual penetration testing and code review or using automated scanning tools and static analysis.
Posted: 13 Feb 2009 | Published: 13 Feb 2009

IBM

WPA2 Security: Choosing the Right WLAN Authentication Method for Homes and Enterprises
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This paper will explore the authentication methods available with WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) and identify several important best practices to consider when deploying a wireless network at home or in the enterprise.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 11 Oct 2008

Global Knowledge

VMware: "The top ten most forgotten things when building a disaster recovery plan"
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Every IT manager knows the importance of having an effective and fast disaster recovery (DR) plan. Organizations without an adequate plan may find themselves out of business quickly after experiencing a major disaster. Organizations that ensure survival..
Posted: 20 Nov 2008 | Published: 20 Nov 2008

VMware, Inc.

The Top 12 Most Difficult Active Directory Management Tasks
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains the top 12 Most Difficult Active Directory Management Tasks and provides solution for making them easier.
Posted: 20 Oct 2008 | Published: 17 Oct 2008

Dell Software

Streamlining Access Control for SAP® Systems: The Many Advantages of Automated User Provisioning
sponsored by Security Weaver
WHITE PAPER: For organizations with high-volumes of employees leveraging SAP solutions, managing access is a complex undertaking. This paper examines the access control challenges and reveals the many advantages of automated user provisioning for SAP solutions.
Posted: 24 Sep 2008 | Published: 24 Sep 2008

Security Weaver

Citrix GoToMyPCCorporate - Security White Paper
sponsored by Citrix Online - GotoMyPC
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper you will learn how Citrix® GoToMyPC® Corporate provides industry-leading security, end-point management and centralized control.
Posted: 19 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

Citrix Online - GotoMyPC

Facilitating Enterprise PCI DSS Compliance - Detail Review
sponsored by GlobalScape
WHITE PAPER: HS-PCI solution helps procedure and policy enforcement by monitoring and reporting on PCI DSS compliance by using prompts and warnings.
Posted: 16 Apr 2008 | Published: 15 Apr 2008

GlobalScape
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PASSWORDS DEFINITION (continued): …  in a single case.When people create passwords, they often defeat the purpose by choosing parts of their names, the names of their pets, or even the word "password," itself, which was the most commonly used password for many years. Now that many password policies require the inclusion of a numeral, the most common password is "password1."You can make your password much harder to break by using more characters, mixing upper and lower case letters, and including numbers and special characters. According to a security guide from Texas A&M University's Research Foundation, a six-character, single-case … 
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