Archive for October, 2017

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

New best practices for passwords

NIST has published new standards for digital identifies. Highlights, via Bruce Schneier, for passwords: No password rules! Use pass phrases. Don’t expire passwords. Allow password managers. I have written about this before, where I said my personal pet peeve was forced password expiration (#2). I hope organizations start using the new standards quickly!

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Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Space Weather workshop poster

I presented a poster at a Space Weather workshop at the Lorentz Center in Leiden, Netherlands last week: Real-time automated detection of coronal mass ejections using ground-based coronagraph instruments Coronal mass ejections (CMEs) are dynamic events that eject magnetized plasma from the Sun’s corona into interplanetary space. CMEs are a major driver of solar energetic […]

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