Passwords are your first line of defense against a world of painful experiences ranging from data theft to ransomware. Unfortunately, most individuals, and even IT professionals, are guilty of committing several common “password sins” that can compromise the security of their company’s data.
Consider the following statistics from the 2019 State of Password and Authentication Security Behaviors Report:
What are password policies?
A password policy is an established set of rules that have been created to increase password security by encouraging strong, secure passwords that are properly stored and utilized. Password policies help protect your IT infrastructure from intrusion and your data from those who would like to steal it.
Seven Principles of Effective and Secure Password Management
ConclusionOrganizations should carefully and thoroughly examine their password security policies and password management as both stolen and weak passwords continue to be the most common reasons for breaches in data. With these best practices, you can create an efficient password security policy and provide your business with stronger protection against unauthorized users.
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