OREM, Utah, Sept. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- SecurityMetrics, an industry leader in PCI compliance and data security, will present a live hacking demonstration titled, "Think Passwords are Enough? Demo: Crack your password in less than 3 minutes," at the PCI SSC's North America Community Meeting, which will be held this week, September 25th-27th, at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas.
On Wednesday, September 26, at 3:30 PM, VP of Assessments at SecurityMetrics, Gary Glover (CISSP, CISA, QSA, PA-QSA), will demonstrate how easy it is to hack into a remote desktop, quickly decrypt passwords stored by browsers on the system and crack OS-stored password hashes for system user accounts. This presentation will clearly illustrate the weakness of normal password authentication schemes and highlight the need for multi-factor authentication when protecting sensitive systems dealing with payment card data or personal information.
Glover says, "We hope attendees come away from the demonstration with a healthy fear of single-password authentication and a strong desire to implement MFA on critical systems and in their personal lives, ASAP."
SecurityMetrics QSAs and Sales Representatives will be available throughout the show at booth #11 to answer questions about PCI Compliance, data security, and PCI compliance audits. A demo of the latest SecurityMetrics solutions to simplify PCI Compliance for both merchants and acquirers will also be provided.
Additionally, SecurityMetrics CEO Brad Caldwell (CISSP, QSA, PFI) will attend a meeting of the Global Executive Assessor Roundtable, set to take place at this conference.
"With the the formation of the Global Executive Assessor Roundtable, the PCI Security Standards Council wants to use industry input to further improve the PCI assessor programs. We are excited to be a part of the process and we look forward to participating in GEAR," Caldwell says.
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