Top Tips for Blocking pwned [email protected]$$wOrds in Your Organization

Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Time: 12 p.m. New York/ 4:00 p.m. London
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Dan Reis, Independent Security Expert Analyst, Security Now

Darren James, Product Specialist and Technical Lead, Specops Software

Weak and compromised passwords are the leading cause for many data breaches. NCSC and NIST have put out password best practices that recommend moving away from enforcing character composition and password expiry, while emphasizing the use of password blacklists. In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Common bad password habits
  • Password best practices
  • How a full-featured password filtering solution can help


Dan Reis, Independent Security Expert Analyst, Security Now
Dan Reis has been working for high-tech Silicon Valley companies for over twenty-five years, with twenty in security product marketing and management. Mr. Reis started in security with Nokia Internet Solutions, and over seven years helped define and deliver a family of innovative security appliances. Next, at SurfControl he drove new web filtering and anti-spam solutions. His background in network, endpoint, cloud, threat intelligence and virtualization give him a broad and thorough understanding of security ecosystems. He ran product marketing for Trend Micro, Dir. PM for BT’s MSSP service offering, and an endpoint protection incident response solution at FireEye. Mr. Reis has a Master’s of Science in Information Systems Security from the University of San Francisco, an MBA and a BA in Economics. He has multiple publications including a Dummies book, “Cloud and Virtualization Security” for Trend Micro, and a business oriented cyber security book that’s available on Amazon. He has been a company, industry and product evangelist, presenting at hundreds of industry events, forums, and customer venues as well as giving hundreds of webinars on a wide array of security issues and solutions. Mr. Reis is focused on enabling organizations to better understand the issues of security today and its trends to facilitate more informed decisions. He strongly believes that organizations need to optimize their protection by adopting flexible security postures against an ever-changing spectrum of ongoing threats.

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Darren James, Product Specialist and Technical Lead, Specops Software
20+ year experience in IT. Having worked as consultant across many sectors and many different sizes of organizations from central/local governments, to retail and energy companies. Specializing in Active Directory, Azure AD and Group Policy. Worked at Specops for nearly 10 years and loving every minute!

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Franklyn Jones, CMO, Cequence Security
Franklyn has spent more than two decades working in innovative cyber security companies that deliver solutions to enterprise customers. At Cequence Security, he is responsible for global marketing operations. Prior to Cequence, Franklyn held leadership positions with Palo Alto Networks, Juniper Networks, Bromium and Blue Coat.

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