Passwords Matter: Microsoft Security Researcher Explains on Dark Reading Radio

When it comes to security passwords, enterprises either do too much or not enough to protect their data. Join Microsoft Researcher Cormac Herley on Dark Reading Radio to learn about better approaches to data security.

Sep 16, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to security, enterprises and those IT professionals responsible for protecting company data are usually accused of doing too little, too much, or both. What's a security pro supposed to do?

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One answer, according to a prominent researcher, is to forget what you know about the most basic security protection companies use – namely, passwords. It's time enterprises think beyond 20-character combinations and really start focusing on the people who use your systems and how to create security policies that move beyond simple password protection.

Join Dark Reading senior editor Sara Peters and Cormac Herley, a principal researcher for Microsoft Research, as they discuss the current state of password management on this week's edition of Dark Reading Radio, which kicks off Wednesday, September 17, at 1:00 p.m. EDT (10:00 a.m. PDT).

For information about this Wednesday's Dark Reading Radio show or to find out how you can participate in a live chat following the broadcast, click here.

At Microsoft Research, Herley is currently working on issues related to data and signal analysis that can help reduce complexity for system users. Before Microsoft, Herley worked at HP Labs for five years, and he holds a PhD from Columbia University. His work as appeared on NPR and in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications.

If you want to learn more about password managers, check out this previous story from Dark Reading on the Top 10 Password Managers that help balance convenience with security.

For additional information about Wednesday's radio show at 1:00 p.m. Eastern, check out Dark Reading.

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