Mark Gibbs | ITSPmagazine
Mark Gibbs has worked in the computer communications and high-tech world for more than 30 years as an entrepreneur, corporate executive, journalist, and consultant. He has co-founded several companies including Novell UK Ltd., and was the creator of the publicly traded Internet audience behavior measurement company, NetRatings Inc. He is the author of four best-selling computer networking book titles and was a syndicated journalist and columnist for 24 years writing for Network World, Computer World, and other IDG publications. Mark is now the column editor for The New Gearhead here on ITSPmagazine.
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Mark's Recent Articles and Chronicles
You know Bob who works for your organization? That's right, Bob, the CFO. Nice guy. Organized, always on time, gets the job done. Good guy (except when he got tanked at the Christmas party but let's not talk about that). Well, there's something you might not know about Bob: He's incredibly dangerous to your business.
Ronald Reagan famously said "The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help" and he was right, especially when the IRS is involved. That said, occasionally a government agency does help and a recent document published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) clears up a topic that really matters to all of us: How to passwords should be built.