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December 20, 2016 | Authentication
By Daniel Maloof, IANS Managing Editor

 Never Waste a Good Crisis: Yahoo Edition

If you’re a CISO, you’re likely fielding warm holiday emails from your board wishing you a great time with your family and asking you what the heck the Yahoo breach means (if not, Yahoo announced last week that one billion user accounts had been accessed.

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November 15, 2016 | Data Breaches
By Daniel Maloof, IANS Managing Editor

 Lessons Not Learned? Massive FriendFinder Networks Breach Once Again Stems From Poor Security Practices

After the credentials and personal information of nearly 4 million of its users were exposed last year, you’d think FriendFinder Networks would have some incentive to step up its security practices. Unfortunately for the company – and around 400 million current and former users – it seems these improvements were never made.

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August 24, 2016 | Enterprise and IT Compliance Management
By Daniel Maloof, IANS Managing Editor

 IANS Faculty Break Down NIST’s Proposed New Password Guidelines

After recently recommending the phasing out of SMS-based two-factor authentication, the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) has now released new guidelines (currently in a public preview period) for password security – and feedback from the infosec community has been all over the map.

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May 3, 2016 | Password Management
By Chris Poulin, IANS Faculty

 Why 1 Million Is Barely Better Than 10,000

Apple added the capability in iOS version 9 to use six digits to unlock your iPhone. Some mobile and security pundits have lauded this increase over the previous four-digit passcode as a huge increase in security and said that the one million combinations provided by six digits will make it significantly harder for attackers to access your locked iPhone than the 10,000 combinations offered by four digits.

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