The password is the most common way to provide authentication. Lisa Bock reviews passwords, complexity, reset policies, and protecting passwords.
- [Narrator] Authentication is proving your identity. … There are three ways to provide authentication: … What you know, what you have, and what you are. … What you know is in the form of a password or a pin. … Of the three, the password is simple and inexpensive, … and even with all the technologies, … will most likely be used in some form. … When logging into a system, … you present a user name and your password. … This basically states who I am, … and the password verifies that you are who you say you are. … Since the password is simply a sequence of characters, … it's the weakest security method, … so we take steps to ensure a strong password. … In 2017, NIST published password guidelines, … and the guidelines have changed. … Now some of the key changes include: … You no longer have to have frequent password changes. … Requiring frequent changes to passwords … have been proven to be counterproductive. … And complex rules are no longer needed, … such as upper and lower case letters, numbers, …
- Define “passphrase.”
- Recall the purpose of multifactor authentication.
- Identify the tool used in today’s Windows operating systems to secure the file system.
- Explain what happens when a file is moved into a folder with permissions.
- Name the authentication protocol used in Active Directory.
- Recognize the location of the audit logs.
- Summarize the purpose of hardening.
- Explain the purpose of cryptographic techniques.
Skill Level Beginner
IT Security Foundations: Core Conceptswith Lisa Bock1h 35m Beginner
IT Security: Key Policies and Resourceswith Gregory Michaelidis23m 44s Intermediate
1. Understand User Authentication
2. Understand Permissions
3. Dissecting Audit Policies
4. Server Protection
5. Providing email protection
6. Understand Encryption
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