Weak passwords have consistently been a serious security threat to enterprises. While most enterprises employ Single Sign-On as the main authentication measure to ease IT management costs, it also creates a large security concern on how users manage their passwords. Furthermore, the enterprise would be susceptible to a critical security breach if (or when) just one user password is leaked or reused in other websites.
I welcome you to join the first-ever in-depth public analysis of Taiwanese user passwords. I will break down Taiwanese user passwords into multiple common patterns, discuss their weaknesses, give insight into building better password practices and policies, and offer actionable advice for password assessment during Red/Blue team cyber security drills.
In addition, you will not only gain insight into recent cyber criminal techniques and automated, customized tools that could break through your “very strong” passwords but also learn what needs to be done to defend your enterprise against cyber threats in the coming decade.
Dr. Cheng-Lin Yang, currently software architect at CyCraft Technology, received his PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh. His research focuses on constructing efficient and effective machine learning workflow and utilizing machine learning techniques to automate detection and response along each phase of the cyberattack kill chain. In his free time, he particularly enjoys analyzing user password patterns.