March 7, 2018
3 PM EDT
Credentials don’t start out on the dark web - they end there.
When usernames and passwords are compromised in a data breach, the consequences extend far beyond the victim organization due to rampant password reuse. For this reason, NIST recently recommended that organizations check users’ credentials against a set of known compromised passwords. However, by patroning dark web forums and paying for spilled credentials, enterprises indirectly support the criminal ecosystem. Furthermore, attackers often don’t publicly post stolen data until months or years after the breach, if at all. Is there a better way to follow NIST guidelines and protect users from account takeover?
- The Threat of Stolen Credentials
- Reasoning Behind NIST’s Password Recommendations
- Ways to Manage a Password “Breach Corpus”
- How Blackfish Helps Organizations Follow NIST Guidelines