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Dustin Heywood

Senior Managing Consultant, IBM X-Force Red

EvilMog is a Senior Managing Consultant for X Force Red, IBM’s elite security testing team. EvilMog has over 12+ years of professional Information Security experience. His experience includes Finance, Aerospace/Defense & Telecommunications. He specializes in Password Assessments & Password Security Research. He was on the research team that developed the DROWN vulnerability and is a member of Team Hashcat. He has spoken multiple times at Derbycon. EvilMog is an Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), Offensive Security Wireless Professional (OSWP), and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Written By Dustin Heywood

Long Live the Password — Even if You Don’t Want It To

To reduce the risk of a breach due to weak or stolen passwords, companies are adopting multifactor authentication, which requires users to submit an extra piece of data in addition to their password.

The Inconvenient Truth About Your Eight-Character Password

Your eight-character password is not as secure as you might think, but there are several simple actions you can take to truly strengthen your password security.

Co-Written By Dustin Heywood

The ‘Cracken’ in Action: A Password Cracking Adventure

To maximize the horsepower of its password cracking system, the IBM X-Force team built its own hardware to aid in penetration testing efforts.

The ‘Cracken’: The Evolution of Password Cracking

IBM X-Force Red is leading the way in the field of password cracking with the Cracken, a tool designed to help companies improve password hygiene.