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Cid Ferrara of LastPass on New Ways to Fortify Passwords
Cid Ferrara, vice president of sales, LastPass

When it comes to protecting passwords, it's essential to couple smart technology with smart policy, says Cid Ferrara of LastPass.

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"Traditionally, IT professionals have spent a huge amount of money and investment in trying to protect the perimeter around the network, but the reality is a lot of vulnerabilities are stemming from your human beings," she says, referring to bad password management habits.

In an interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Fraud and Breach Summit in New York City, Ferrara discusses:

  • Suggestions for policies for strong passwords;
  • Why education isn't enough to stop password exploitation;
  • Important questions to ask about password technology when exploring options.

Ferrara is vice president of sales at LastPass. Previously she held positions at Art Technology Group and eStara.

About the Author

Joan Goodchild

Joan Goodchild

Director of Multimedia Content, ISMG

Joan Goodchild is veteran writer and editor who has been covering security for more than a decade. Before joining ISMG, she was the editor-in-chief of CSO, where she led the team to several national awards, including an AZBEE (ASPBE) for website of the year and several Digital Eddie (Folio) awards for B2B website of the year. Her previous experience in business journalism includes roles as a broadcast and web editor with the Boston Business Journal and as a news writer covering the Windows OS with TechTarget. Prior to that, she worked as a television reporter and anchor for more than a decade. She has a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and is the recipient of an Edward R. Murrow award for investigative reporting.

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