Passwords have always been important to businesses, but they are priorities for organizations in certain industries. Government-based organizations in particular need to be concerned about using secure passwords. Of course, not all businesses are government-based, but there’s a thing or two your own can learn about some of their password practices.
The United States’ National Institute of Standards and Technology has new password recommendations and standards for government officials, and you can learn a thing or two from them. Some of these might seem weird at first, but try to think about it from a user’s perspective. Keep in mind, these recommended practices are new and not supported on all sites and login accounts. Here are just a few of them:
For some tips on what to avoid in passwords, here are some to consider:
NIST standards might seem a little strange from a traditional password security standpoint, but they aim to make passwords more user-friendly while maintaining security. What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments.
Sam is a network engineer with a broad range of experience spanning more than 35 years. He wrote is first piece of code in 1979 and has been involved with the industry ever since. For the last 20 years, he has worked for SCW Consulting where he has embraced his passion for network technology and security.
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