Stories by Mike Mahurin, CISSP, CISM, CISA, a Design Architect with Alexander Open Systems

Securing the network beyond passwords

Passwords have been a weakness of network security since the development of computer networks. Through guessing weak passwords, exploiting weak passwords, acquiring passwords through social engineering, or more recently using malicious software like Advanced Persistent Threats (APT), attackers have focused on compromising passwords to gain access to the network.