Stories by Charles Wale

Weaknesses in Password Strength

Password strength is always being discussed because it is difficult to balance password strength with usability. Typically, resetting passwords is the main reason to call the helpdesk, indicating that passwords are too complex and / or change too frequently. Can we make passwords less complex without compromising security?

Charles Wale | 07 Sep | Read more

Opinion: Risk Assessments Are Not Worth the Risk

For years, professionals of the information security industry have been advising and using risk-based approaches to securing organisations and their information assets. This has been the received wisdom for so long that this is now encompassed in industry standards, such as ISO 27001, FIPS 200, etc.

Charles Wale | 19 Aug | Read more

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