Are you experiencing password overload? Do you write down your passwords? Use the “remember me” feature offered by Websites and browsers?
When the Internet first came into existence, using passwords as the primary method to authenticate users and log into websites seemed like a good idea. But, many years later, we are experiencing password overload. The average person now logs into a minimum of 25 sites on a regular basis that require passwords. Many people start to feel overwhelmed and abandon password best practices.
Miner Library can help with Password Overload!
Please join us Wednesday, August 27, at noon. Miner Library welcomes Tom Hasman, a cyber-security expert to find out how to handle password overload. Tom will discuss:
- A brief history of passwords
- How passwords are supposed to protect you (and why they often fail)
- The important role other authentication methods play
- How to manage all your passwords (yes, without having to write them down)
About the Speaker: Mr. Hasman is a master cyber security analyst for SRA International, Inc. (http://sra.com) specializing in Information Technology (IT) security risk management, testing, cyber security training, and policy development. He has conducted over 100 cyber security assessments on government systems for clients including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Department of Commerce (DOC). He has been a featured speaker at numerous conferences, meetings, and media events, including Computer Security Institute’s (CSI) Annual Security Conference, the RSA Security Conference, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Security Conference, and the Rochester, NY, Annual Security Summit. He holds ISC2 CISSP and CAP certifications, the NSA-IAM certification and has an MA in Government from Johns Hopkins University writing his master’s thesis on information warfare.
Everyone is welcome. Feel free to bring your lunch.
For more information, contact Linda Hasman at 275-3399.