Making Passwords Secure: Fixing the Weakest Link in Cybersecurity

Making Passwords Secure: Fixing the Weakest Link in Cybersecurity

by Dovell Bonnett


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ENTERPRISE CYBERSECURITY's most ignored risk is...

User Authentication

When end users are allowed to generate, know, remember, type and manage their own passwords, IT has inadvertently surrendered the job title Network Security Manager to employees - the weakest link in the cybersecurity chain.

Passwords are not the problem.
The management of passwords is the real security nightmare.

Dovell Bonnett reveals the truth about the elephant in the room that no one wants to mention: Expensive backend security is worthless when the virtual front door has a lousy lock!

Dovell proves that making passwords secure is not only possible, passwords can actually become an effective, cost efficient and user friendly feature of robust cybersecurity. After examining how encryption keys are secured, this book introduces a new strategy called Password Authentication Infrastructure (PAI) that rivals digital certificates.

Passwords are not going away. What needs to be fixed is how passwords are managed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781530164486
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/24/2016
Pages: 170
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

Dovell Bonnett has been creating computer security solutions for over 20 years. His passionate belief that technology should work for humans, and not the other way around, has lead him to create innovative solutions that protect businesses from cyber-attacks, free individual computer users from cumbersome security policies, and put IT administrators back in control of their networks.

He has spent most of his career solving business security needs, incorporating multiple applications onto single credentials using both contact and contactless smartcards. The most famous example of his work is the ID badge currently carried by all Microsoft employees.

Back in 2000, Dovell was contacted by Indala (a division of Motorola) as a consultant to help them solve a security problem for one of their largest customers. The customer had just experienced a major cyber breach and the hacker had stolen important source code. The requirement was to create a single employee ID badge that would allow the employee secure authorized access into buildings and secure authorized access into computer networks.

After he explained to Indala how simple that would be, they immediately made Dovell their director of smartcard development. The customer turned out to be Microsoft and the project was the first time physical and logical access had been combined on a single corporate ID badge.

In 2005, he founded Access Smart LLC to provide logical access control solutions to businesses. His premiere product, Power LogOn, is a multi-factor authentication, enterprise password manager used by corporations, hospitals, educational institutions, police departments, government agencies, and more.

Dovell is a frequent speaker and sought-after consultant on the topic of passwords, cybersecurity, and building secure, affordable and appropriate computer authentication infrastructures. His most recent book is Making Passwords Secure: How to Fix the Weakest Link in Cybersecurity.

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