About Us | Contact Us
View Cart

Let’s start a movement!

By Dan Hadaway | Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - Leave a Comment

In spring 2009 I published an article in the Hoosier Banker magazine.

The article, entitled “Sometimes Say Never,” was a slightly humorous “manifesto” about the illusion of password aging as a control.

The issue seems to be rising again.  It came up in a meeting with a client who forwarded me a link to another great article about password aging, by Christopher Null (the technology writer for Yahoo! News.)  This one cites recent studies!

Meanwhile I’m hearing from people who have discovered my post.  Not one e-mail has pointed out something I might be missing in terms of my reasoning.  They are all saying “exactly” and “right on.”

We auditors are still compelled to require at least 90 days, because we don’t want another auditor to come behind us and ding our clients for not following that practice.  If you digg these articles, maybe we can change the mentality rather than our passwords!

At the least, you now have at least two articles to hand out in your next examination exit interview!


Posted by:
Dan Hadaway CISA, CISM
Chief Instigator
infotex

Latest News
    Ransomware payments sent to countries under sanctions could result in fines… An article review. Whether or not to pay the organization behind a ransomware attack has been a hotly debated subject for many years, but a new advisory issued by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) warns those who do pay up […]
    Welcome Webinar Attendees! You can download the deliverables by clicking on the link below. Boilerplates/Handouts Click here to download files.        
    Another awareness poster for YOUR customers (and users).  Now that we have our own employees aware, maybe it’s time to start posting content for our customers! Download the large versions here: Awareness Poster (Portrait) Awareness Poster (Landscape)   You are welcome to print out and distribute this around your office. Data by Rob Sobers, writing […]
    Thanks for being interested in our Technology Planning Webinars! This year‘s annual webinar on the subject will include a review of the previous years’ movies that are already available, and a discussion about alternative tactics that have arisen from recent virtual conferences and regulator panels. It’s not too late to register for the 2020 Technology […]
    Check out the Sponsor Video! We will be updating the video on YouTube in the coming days, but will include the credits so everyone is recognized for all their hard work. Like our Facebook, Twitter, and Subscribe on YouTube for further updates! Credits Producer: Bryan Bonnell “K0s$” Director: Sara Fultz Editor: Sofia Tafoya Wardrobe: Our […]