9 Password Rules For Stronger Password Creation
Employee passwords can often fall short of being secure in many ways. It’s not necessarily their fault, though; many organizations don’t have password rules to encourage employees to make strong passwords.
When you consider how many applications, files and devices your employees log into on a daily basis, it’s easy to understand why they would make passwords short and easy to remember.
Password rules for your organization don’t have to be complicated. Follow these 9 password creation steps and GET STRONG.
G – GO WITH ENCRYPTION All passwords should be stored with encryption.
E – ESCAPE COMPLEXITY Even though the password rules may be complicated, try to create them so they are easily remembered.
T – TEACH EMPLOYEES Make sure all employees know and follow password rules and requirements.
S – SIZE MATTERS Longer passwords are harder to hack, so all passwords should be a minimum of 8 characters. System passwords should be between 12 and 50 characters in length.
T – TRUST NO ONE Add authentication processes to logins, such as Google Authenticator, Duo, RADIUS tokens, or other 2-factor options.
R – ROTATE OFTEN Users should change their passwords every 90-180 days.
O – OMIT DUPLICATES Never use the same password across multiple applications, systems and accounts.
N – NO CHEATING Disable password hints.
G – GET A VAULT Store passwords in secure vaults such as 1Password.
Password protections are the first steps in protecting your data, files and devices from unauthorized access.
Following these 9 simple GET STRONG rules should make it easy for your teams to create long, strong, easily remembered passwords.