Choosing a secure password

IT Services will soon be deploying a new system for changing and resetting passwords which will be accompanied by updated guidelines for choosing secure passwords. This post outlines some of the thinking behind these new password guidelines and we welcome feedback. Three steps to better passwords Size Matters – three or four random words is […]

The Cookie Monster is here

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nathaninsandiego/3757033518/ The UK’s implementation of EU Cookie regulations come into force this Saturday and the web design world is frantically trying to work out what to do! Firstly a bit of background into cookies and why we are where we are! Cookies make the web go round – they’re how a website remembers who you […]

How to choose a password

Password security is very important to protect users and computer systems from malicious activity. Often complexity is encouraged by suggesting use of numbers and punctuation in an attempt to make passwords harder to break. This logic is to a large degree flawed as they’re not harder to crack and they are less memorable leading people […]

JANET CSIRT

Today I was at the JANET CSIRT Conference, held at the International Coffee Organisation facility in London (I booked on before I knew where it was being held… honest!). The conference covered a variety of security related issues and I’ll cover a brief summary below. A shared approach to Information Security – Matthew Cook, Loughborough […]