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Secure Credential Management

This course describes the use of cryptography in securely managing user credentials.

4 videos  //  27 minutes of training

Course description

Passwords are a common method for performing authentication to a system. However, these authentication systems can be attacked in a variety of ways. This course describes how modern credential management systems overcome most attacks and provides case studies of organizations managing passwords poorly.

Course syllabus

Course IntroductionDuration: 1:35

This video introduces the Secure Credential Management course.

Introduction to Secure Credential ManagementDuration: 1:35

This video describes the importance of secure credential management.

Securely Managing CredentialsDuration: 15:01

This video describes attacks against user credentials and how modern credential management systems deal with them.

Case Studies in Poor Password ManagementDuration: 8:20

This video discusses case studies where companies failed to properly manage user credentials.

Meet the author

Howard Poston


Howard Poston is a cybersecurity researcher with a background in blockchain, cryptography and malware analysis. He has a master's degree in Cyber Operations from the Air Force Institute of Technology and two years of experience in cybersecurity research and development at Sandia National Labs.

He currently works as a freelance consultant providing training and content creation for cyber and blockchain security. He can be reached by email at or via his website at

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Plans and pricing





$599 / license

Annually. Includes all content plus team admin and reporting.