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.
This talk will be the first-ever public report that analyses Taiwanese user passwords in depth. I will break down Taiwanese user passwords into multiple common patterns, discuss their weaknesses, give insight into building better password practices and policies, offer actionable advice for password assessment during Red/Blue team cyber security drills, and provide insight into real-world threats and the techniques they use to crack “very strong” passwords.