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Thursday 21st January


60 mins

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About this webinar:

Passwords. They are the bane of end-users and security alike. Complexity, length and rotation requirements make modern passwords hard to remember and lead to the most basic of breaches: when the password is found on a sticky note.

Are these requirements a result of the IT industry’s inability to design secure systems? What is the alternative? What makes a ‘strong’ password, and what does the ever-increasing power of high-end hacking tools mean for the password in the future?

Join Computing and KnowBe4 as we discuss the importance (or not) of a password policy, what that policy should be and talk about the common mistakes organisations make when looking at passwords.

In this webinar you'll learn:

  • Why passwords are so easy to hack, and how the bad guys do it
  • How to craft a secure, risk-focused password security policy
  • The truth about password managers and multi-factor authentication and how they impact our risk
  • How to empower your end users to become your best last line of defence






Tom Allen

Special Projects Editor, Computing

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Tom Allen is the Special Projects Editor for Computing, V3 and The Inquirer. He joined Incisive Media in 2017 from the display industry; trading LCDs and quantum dots for big data and the IoT. As well as writing, Tom regularly interviews C-level IT leaders, helps to organise events across the three titles and complains about improper use of the Oxford comma.


Javvad Malik

Security Awareness Advocate, KnowBe4

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Javvad Malik is a Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4, a blogger event speaker and industry commentator who is possibly best known as one of the industry’s most prolific video bloggers with his signature fresh and light-hearted perspective on security that speak to both technical and non-technical audiences alike. Prior to joining KnowBe4, Javvad was security advocate at AlienVault. Before then, he was a Senior Analyst at 451’s Enterprise Security Practice (ESP), providing in-depth, timely perspective on the state of enterprise security and emerging trends in addition to competitive research, new product and go-to-market positioning, investment due diligence and M&A strategy to technology vendors, private equity firms, venture capitalists and end users.


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