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5 security practices hackers say make their lives harder

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Aug 26, 2016.

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    Whether they identify as white hats, black hats or something in-between, a majority of hackers agree that no password is safe from them — or the government for that matter. Regardless of where they sit with respect to the law, hackers mostly agree that five key security measures can make it a lot harder to penetrate enterprise networks.

    At the Black Hat USA 2016 conference in Las Vegas earlier this month, Thycotic, a specialist in privileged account management (PAM) solutions, surveyed more than 250 attendees who self-identified as hackers (respondents remained anonymous). Eighty-four percent of respondents identified as white hat hackers — security researchers that help organizations uncover and remediate vulnerabilities. And 15 percent identified as black hat hackers, who penetrate networks with criminal intent.

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