“Passwords are Secure!”
Frequently, when I say “Passwords are a secure means of authentication” many cyber and IT professional will first want to argue the point. And while they bring up many true and valid password flaws (weak passwords, same passwords, passwords written down, …), they are only proving that “Password Management” is the problem and not “Password Authentication.”
So I decide to do something more than talk about password security, I wrote the book on password security, Making Passwords Secure: Fixing the Weakest Link in Cybersecurity. Here is how I describe the book on its back cover:
“Passwords are not the problem. The management of passwords is the real security nightmare.
User authentication is the most ignored risk to enterprise cybersecurity. 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.
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.”
PKI, biometrics, digital certificates all have their place in cybersecurity. But so do passwords. So if you want to learn more about password security, check out my book, Making Passwords Secure, on Amazon to read the “Look Inside” feature.