Virtual Scavenger Hunt Week 3

Congratulations! You answered all of the questions from week 2 correctly!

To continue on the hunt, simply find and fill in the answers to the questions below and submit the form. Once again, your entry will be registered, you’ll get an email confirming your entry and reminding you of your answers, and you will be eligible for the third weekly drawing.

The email will explain how to advance to week 4. once the fourth week’s page is available, which will be at 8:00 AM on Monday, October 26th.

OK, here are the questions for week 3 of the hunt!

    The Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) is an annual publication that analyzes cybersecurity incident data from public and private organizations across the globe. Data on incident trends across industries and regions can be leveraged when advocating for the importance of security awareness education in preventing breaches. According to the "summary of findings" from the 2020 Verizon DBIR, ________ ________ _________ were responsible for 55% of the breaches.

    Still in the Verizon DBIR "summary of findings", 27% of malware incidents were ________________.

    The Berry College Office of Information Technology (OIT) is also actively encouraging the community to adopt a password manager and use it to manage all of their various accounts. Password managers enable users to use long, hard to crack, and unique passwords for every account they have. According to an article on the website Make Use Of ( one of the top open source password managers is BitWarden. In the article, to what highly successful commercial password manager do they compare BitWarden?

    The Make Use Of site has another article entitled "The Best Password Managers for Every Occasion". They showcase many different password managers, both free and paid, but what do they say is the best password manager for iOS and Apple-only users?

    Remember the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and that 800-63B document from week 1? According to the document, complexity has been replaced by passphrases and password expiration is officially dead. Passphrases, or a sentence-like series of words, which we have already explored in previous questions, enables people to much more easily remember and type passwords than complex or randomly generated characters. They can also prove to be more secure by requiring a substantial amount of time to crack every character. An excellent demonstration of this is GRC's Haystack. Using the tool, how many trillion trillion centuries would it take to crack the previously mentioned passphrase Horse-Field-Cowgirl-Ride! using a massive cracking array scenario? Please answer with a number.


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