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NATO partners with CyLab to increase password security

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), with its 28 member nations from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, strives for peace and stability for its members. In doing so, they deal with a myriad of passwords for their authentication systems, but NATO program manager John Boyd realizes its policies are imperfect. “We’re giving people mixed messages. We’re telling them to create great, strong passwords, but don’t fall in love with them because you’re going to have to change them again in a few months,” says Boyd. “People end up making bad passwords because they have no incentive to make good ones.”

Upcoming CyLab Event

CERT Training: Creating a Computer Security Incident Response Team

Date: September 14, 2016
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Time & Location: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SEI, Arlington, VA
Abstract: This one-day course is designed for managers and project leaders who have been tasked with implementing a computer security incident response team (CSIRT). This course provides a high-level overview of the key issues and decisions that must be addressed in establishing a CSIRT. As part of the course, attendees will develop an action plan that can be used as a starting point in planning and implementing their CSIRT.