Apr 14 2021
Passwords: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
What's your password? If you can come up with just one off the top of your head for all your accounts, you're probably doing it wrong. We take a look at just how wrong some are doing passwords courtesy of a British survey (https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/news/national-pet-day-password-advice). But don't fret, we also offer tips on how to do your passwords right, without wracking your brain.In a second featured topic, we take a cybersecurity quiz that a surprising number of respondents have failed, and discuss why that may be. With questions on - you guessed it - passwords, as well as ransomware, spearphishing, USB drives, and more, you can follow along and imagine how you'd do as well. Plus, hear why network security training in and of itself is not enough to fix the problem. See the quiz and results: https://www.talentlms.com/blog/cybersecurity-statistics-survey/. Then, it's onto headlines, with stories on a Facebook (don't call it a) breach, Fed chairman Jerome Powell's cyber concerns, and a ParkMobile data breach.See the news:After Data Breach Exposes 530 Million, Facebook Says It Will Not Notify Usershttps://www.npr.org/2021/04/09/986005820/after-data-breach-exposes-530-million-facebook-says-it-will-not-notify-users Federal Reserve Chairman Says Cyber-Risk a Top Threat to National Economyhttps://www.darkreading.com/risk/federal-reserve-chairman-says-cyber-risk-a-top-threat-to-national-economy/d/d-id/1340647ParkMobile Breach Exposes License Plate Data, Mobile Numbers of 21M Usershttps://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/04/parkmobile-breach-exposes-license-plate-data-mobile-numbers-of-21m-users/Get info on all things network security through our new, improved blog, https://firewalls.com/blog.And please do reach out, as we want to hear from you. Suggest an episode topic, ask a question, or just say hi in a review, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. New episodes are normally released every other Wednesday, so subscribe/follow to ensure you get the latest first - and again, please rate and review.Thanks for listening!