Tulsa TechFest 2018
Tulsa TechFest 2018

Improving Passwords By Cracking Passwords

Start Time: Friday, July 20, 2018 10:45 AM
In this talk we propose a new strategy to improving user passwords and show the weaknesses in current strategies.

We'll show how we are attempting to remove password complexity requirements that burden users and replace it with a system that rewards users for good passwords while improving enterprise security. Our strategy involves utilizing techniques and equipment used by attackers to crack passwords and weed out easily guessed passwords before they can be compromised. We will discuss password best-practices, demonstrate common password cracking techniques and strategies, and show how both can be leveraged with user training to create a more secure environment.

Nathan Voss, Security Engineer, Propak Logistics

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Nate is an IT Security Engineer that works at Propak Corporation. In his 5 year tenure, he has had a major influence in the design and implementation of the security practices that Propak uses today. Nate uses his skills in development to help simulate real life attacks against Propak's infrastructure to help identify possible weak points. He is an active member of FS2600 and took 2nd place with his team at the J0lt February 2017 Capture The Flag event in Little Rock.

Andrew Farney, Systems Engineer, Propak

AndrewFarney, Andrew Farney

Andrew is a key member of the IT Infrastructure team at Propak Corporation specializing in security and systems administration. He has worked in both blue and red team capacities to protect Propak assets and is a wizard in wireless networking and wireless security. When he's not practicing his lock picking skills he is an active member of FS2600 and took 2nd place with his team at the J0lt February 2017 Capture The Flag event in Little Rock.