How Security Experts Choose and Manage Passwords for Their Accounts

By Akemi Iwaya on July 12th, 2013

We have all heard the same advice about choosing strong, secure passwords, never re-using passwords for multiple accounts, and more when managing our own sets of passwords. But what methods do the tech industry’s top security experts use? Ars Technica decided to find out by interviewing five well known individuals from the tech industry.

The five individuals that Ars Technica interviewed were:

From the blog post: They include renowned cryptographer Bruce Schneier, who is a “security futurologist” at BT and recently joined the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s board of directors; Adriel T. Desautels, CEO of Netragard, a firm that gets paid to hack large companies and then tell them how it was done; Jeremiah Grossman, founder and CTO of WhiteHat Security; Jeffrey Goldberg, “defender against the dark arts” at AgileBits, a company that develops the popular 1Password password manager; and Jeremi Gosney, a password security expert at Stricture Consulting.

How much does your password management approach have in common with these security experts? Were you surprised by any of their methods or approaches to password management? Has one of their approaches inspired you or given you a great idea for managing password security? Share your thoughts, experiences, and ideas in the comments!

Learn how these five security experts manage their passwords at the blog post linked below.

How elite security ninjas choose and safeguard their passwords [Ars Technica]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 07/12/13
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