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The Real Reasons Why Users Stink At Passwords
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Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
9/29/2016 | 6:02:32 PM
Changing password often
There was another study a few weeks back supporting the idea that changing password often has no impact on security, it might have been even a negative impact.
RyanSepe
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
9/29/2016 | 1:38:39 PM
Re: Passwords and user behavior
I understand this article seems to be more directed towards the consumer space but biometric controls are becoming more prevalent for consumer devices such as fingerprint.
RyanSepe
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
9/29/2016 | 1:36:34 PM
Re: Passwords and user behavior
I think an additional parameter is cost. Biometric authentication under MFA can strengthen authentication substantially but is costly to implement. Still needs to be a consideration depending on the value of the data each individual is protecting and the varying levels of acess provided.
T Sweeney
T Sweeney,
User Rank: Moderator
9/29/2016 | 11:47:37 AM
Re: Passwords and user behavior
Thanks for weighing in, Juliette. I've kidded security vendors for years about their inability to create smarter users. Clearly, training and trying to solve this password problem from the human side is not going to work. I agree with you that some sort of predictive analytics should be added. Unfortunately, the human factor in the equation means anything we come up with will be imperfect/penetrable.
JulietteRizkallah
JulietteRizkallah,
User Rank: Ninja
9/29/2016 | 11:02:53 AM
Passwords and user behavior
Interesting commentary.  Any way you look at it, this password issue is not getting resolved any time soon.  Awareness and training will help marginally, but in the end users will always favor convenience over security.  MFA will certainly help but is not 100% secure either.  So what will it take?  Hard to say but it feels that in this particular area, user behavior analytics may help detect a compromised account shortly after the breach. So in this specific issue detection is critical since prevention seems difficult to establish (i cannot believe i am writing these words after preaching for so long that detection was not enough and prevention necessary!).  When it comes to passwords, continuing to think we can chnage human behavior is ludicrous and we need to think outside of the box towards new solutions.
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