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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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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

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.

Disable Lost PCs and Data Remotely
sponsored by Intel
VIDEO: Learn how the all new 2010 Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor family can help by disabling lost or stolen PCs via a poison pill, and how they can be easily reactivated via server-generated passwords thanks to Intel® Anti-Theft Technology and WinMagic.
Posted: 27 Apr 2010 | Premiered: 22 Jan 2010

Intel

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, The Security Division of EMC
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, The Security Division of EMC

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

An Introduction to Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) & Internet Single Sign-On
sponsored by Ping Identity Corporation
VIDEOCAST: Check out this videocast to learn about Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML): what it is, how it works, and why it's important.
Posted: 11 Aug 2009 | Premiered: Aug 11, 2009

Ping Identity 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

Controlling, Delegating, Logging and Auditing Unix/Linux Root Actions
sponsored by BeyondTrust Corporation
PRODUCT LITERATURE: This document discusses the use of PowerBroker software to address some of the security and audit problems inherent in native UNIX and Linux operating systems. The purpose of the document is to demonstrate the value of PowerBroker as a tool for reducing risk in environments where information security and risk avoidance are considered important.
Posted: 17 Feb 2009 | Published: 16 Feb 2009

BeyondTrust Corporation

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

Presentation Transcript: Determining First Network Access Control (NAC) Deployments For Your Organization
sponsored by Bradford Networks
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Learn how different priorities trigger the need for network access control and see examples of how to get NAC up and running in a phased approach.
Posted: 21 Jan 2009 | Published: 21 Jan 2009

Bradford Networks

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

Directory Services Integration with Database Enterprise User Security
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper presents the EUS deployment options available using Oracle Internet Directory and Oracle Virtual Directory and the use cases will help determine when one is more appropriate than the other based on customer environment.
Posted: 10 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Oracle Corporation

5 Keys to a Successful Identity and Access Management Implementation
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: An effective Identity and Access Management (IAM) solution is quickly becoming a must-have or enterprise organizations. In this paper learn the five keys to successful identity and access management implementation.
Posted: 20 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Dec 2007

CA Technologies.

Identity Management: The Foundation for PCI, SOX, and HIPAA Compliance
sponsored by Watson SCS, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the inner-workings of an identity management solution and how it relates to SOX, PCI and HIPAA compliance.
Posted: 01 Dec 2007 | Published: 01 Nov 2007

Watson SCS, Inc.

Practical Guide to Database Security & Compliance
sponsored by Sentrigo Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reviews the effect of various regulatory compliance requirements on database security, and provides you with 5 practical steps for achieving database security and compliance.
Posted: 05 Nov 2007 | Published: 01 Nov 2007

Sentrigo Inc.

Targeted Cyber Attacks
sponsored by GFI Software
PRODUCT LITERATURE: Cyber attack is the name given by (usually sensationalist) articles and documents describing crimes that occur in a virtual world as opposed to tangible attacks such as war.
Posted: 25 Jun 2007 | Published: 25 Jun 2007

GFI Software
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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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