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2/2/2016
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7 Signs of Infosec's Groundhog Day Syndrome

Irritations that plague security pros day in and day out.
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Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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2/2/2016 | 6:35:07 PM
passwords
IT usually has only itself to blame for bad user passwords.  There is no user education -- merely "policy."  As if we're likely to believe that replacing a letter with a non-alphanumeric character will magically make our password unbeatable.  As if 30-day or 90-day mandated password resets will really make us think more about security.

Either educate users on effective passwords and how to manage/remember them, or (as a last resort) simply assign them and make sure no one posts it on a sticky note on their monitor.

...but IT departments won't do that because then the blame will fall squarely on their shoulders.  ;)
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