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NIST’s Newest Password Guidelines

Gone are the days of the required monthly password changes. NIST, which stands for National Institute of Standards and Technology, released their new guidelines, almost exactly a year ago to date, for password management. These thoroughly researched guidelines are not only recommended by NIST but have also been approved by the Secretary of Commerce. In the past, the recommendation has been to change our passwords monthly and to use extremely complicated passwords which included upper and lower-case letters and special characters. This process definitely had a tendency to lead a great deal of us down the road to a frustrated log-ins which typically ended as relying on a password manager (check back for our upcoming blog) or having to click on the “forgot password” button. We at Pendello understand that Security is not always convenient, but these guidelines are a win-win. They can help protect against the alternative and also make your log-ins a great deal less cumbersome.

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Being Tardy to The Party Sometimes is Best

 

Dot-coms that were just before their time

Ever had a great idea and before you realize it, someone else has already made it a reality? Well, these companies were the first to bring it to the market during the dot-com boom and sadly they were just way too early to the party. Timing is everything, and usually the first to market wins out; unfortunately, these dot-coms were just too forward thinking for their time. Now, their original ideas are killing it! Take a look at one of the few times forward-thinking was at fault…

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