Cybersecurity Insights with Contrast Security CISO David Lindner | 5/6

Cybersecurity Insights with Contrast Security CISO David Lindner | 5/6

Insight #1

“If your website authentication form prevents users from pasting in their password, or from using their password manager you need to fix it immediately. You are enabling and encouraging users to create and use poor passwords.”

Insight #2

“Do a search for the top 200 most common passwords in your favorite search engine. If any of your passwords are in this list, change them.”

Insight #3

“Use different passwords for every single account (I have over 750 myself). The only way to successfully do this is to use a password manager. Make it part of your life and routine today.”

David Lindner, Chief Information Security Officer

David Lindner, Chief Information Security Officer

David is an experienced application security professional with over 20 years in cybersecurity. In addition to serving as the chief information security officer, David leads the Contrast Labs team that is focused on analyzing threat intelligence to help enterprise clients develop more proactive approaches to their application security programs. Throughout his career, David has worked within multiple disciplines in the security field—from application development, to network architecture design and support, to IT security and consulting, to security training, to application security. Over the past decade, David has specialized in all things related to mobile applications and securing them. He has worked with many clients across industry sectors, including financial, government, automobile, healthcare, and retail. David is an active participant in numerous bug bounty programs.

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from AppSec Observer authored by David Lindner, Director, Application Security. Read the original post at: https://www.contrastsecurity.com/security-influencers/cybersecurity-insights-with-contrast-security-ciso-david-lindner-may-6