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9 Rules For Strong Password Creation

Do your employees know how to create a strong password?

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.

– GO WITH ENCRYPTION All passwords should be stored with encryption.
– ESCAPE COMPLEXITY Even though the password rules may be complicated, try to create them so they are easily remembered.
– TEACH EMPLOYEES Make sure all employees know and follow password rules and requirements.
– 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.
– TRUST NO ONE Add authentication processes to logins, such as Google Authenticator, Duo, RADIUS tokens, or other 2-factor options.
– ROTATE OFTEN Users should change their passwords every 90-180 days.
– OMIT DUPLICATES Never use the same password across multiple applications, systems and accounts.
– 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. For more password security tips, download the Two Factor Authentication ebook.

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