Equifax Breach – Early lessons learned and six point action plan

In this post, we’ll discuss a few early lessons learned from the Equifax breach announced yesterday.  We’ll also recommend a six point plan to avoid becoming “the next Equifax” based on what we know today about the breach. Rendition is in no way involved with the breach assessment for Equifax and we have no inside […]

Password length or complexity? Math says length…

I routinely work with people who argue that their 8 character passwords are secure because they force complexity requirements. This simply isn’t true. Picking a passphrase (or simply a much longer password) is mathematically more secure. Some smart person will point out that if I know all passwords consist of combinations of only dictionary words, […]

Call to Microsoft to release information about MS17-010

After delaying the release of Windows updates, Microsoft mysteriously released a patch for a group of vulnerabilities addressed by MS17-010 after canceling Patch Tuesday in February.  This patch was released immediately before the release of a set of Windows exploits by the Shadow Brokers hacking group.  Although Shadow Brokers purports to have stolen these exploits […]

Why is length > complexity? Because math…

I routinely work with people who argue that their 8 character passwords are secure because they force complexity requirements.  This simply isn’t true.   Picking a passphrase (or simply a much longer password is mathematically more secure.  Some smart person will point out that if I know all passwords consist of combinations of only dictionary […]

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