Information security management handbook by Harold F. Tipton, Micki Krause Nozaki

By Harold F. Tipton, Micki Krause Nozaki

Due to the fact 1993, the Information defense administration Handbook has served not just as a regular reference for info protection practitioners but additionally as a tremendous record for undertaking the serious evaluate essential to organize for the qualified details method safety expert (CISSP) exam. Now thoroughly revised and up-to-date and in its 5th version, the guide maps the 10 domain names of the data protection universal physique of data and offers a whole figuring out of all of the goods in it. this can be a must-have publication, either for getting ready for the CISSP examination and as a finished, updated reference.

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Password cracking would include cryptographic and brute-force attacks against password files, applying massive amounts of computing power to overwhelm the cryptographic protection of the passwords, typically in a remote or offline mode. Password guessing would include users attempting to guess the passwords to specific accounts, based on analysis and conjecture, and would typically be conducted through the password interface in an online mode. Password disclosure would include users sharing password credentials, or writing down passwords such that they are discoverable by an attacker.

3. Given the weighted, ranked list of password attacks, determine the most effective security controls (external to password policy) to reduce the effectiveness, likelihood, or impact of these attacks. 4. Provide a recommendation for password policy and security controls to negate likely password and authentication attacks. fm Page 18 Thursday, November 4, 2004 2:37 PM 18 Information Security Management Handbook Scope The scope of this chapter includes the analysis of password components and likely attacks against passwords and password repositories.

2 documents the aggregate considered opinion of these professionals with regard to the effectiveness of each password control (the inverse of probability of attack). It was agreed by all assessment participants that 12-character passwords are onerous enough that it will cause user behavior to negate the effectiveness of the additional length, by selecting passwords that are largely based on dictionary words, and are thus likely to be compromised by a dictionary attack. , 2000). Note that the effectiveness of the controls is measured against the baseline of 0 percent effectiveness, which is a nonexpiring four-digit PIN.

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