With the introduction of cool mobile devices available for the corporate world, executives feel their existing blackberry out of fashion. For a while, blackberry devices ruled the corporate world for mobile communications. They are efficient and highly secure. Blackberry security is still considered the gold standard for enterprise mobile communications. However, with generation Y taking… Continue reading Secure Mobile Device For Enterprise
Password Management In An Enterprise
What is the quick fix to managing the password nightmare? Some notes.
Protecting Clear Text Password
Passwords are the basic type of authentication in a system. They are easy to implement and also easy to attack. However, there are situations where you need to use a password to protect access to a resource. Its fine if an end user of system is providing the password directly to the system. Sometimes you need to store the password in a configuration file of a system. That’s where the dilemma starts. You have a scheduled SFTP process that needs a password to start. Do you keep the password in clear text or do you encrypt it? If you encrypt it, then how do you protect the key to encrypt and decrypt the password?