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Top 10 Password Policies and Best Practices for System Administrators

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Top 10 Password Policies and Best Practices for System Administrators
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We all know that a strong password policy is the front line of defense to protect our financial transactions, personal communications and private information stored online. For end-users, using a strong password at work is as important as it is at home, it is your own personal bodyguard defending you with everything he has against serious security threats, scammers and hackers. That’s when the system administrator comes in to makes sure that proper rules and policies are in place to help you alleviate that burden.

Most users understand the nature of security risks related to easy-to-guess passwords, but become frustrated when dealing with unfamiliar criteria or trying to remember 30 different passwords for their multiple accounts. That is why system administrators now play a major role in making sure that each user is well aware of the security risks they face every day. To achieve that, they need strong password policies and best practices.

Password policies are a set of rules which were created to increase computer security by encouraging users to create reliable, secure passwords and then store and utilize them properly.

Here are some of the password policies and best practices that every system administrator should implement:

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Via the fine folks at Devolutions.

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Devolutions Established in 2004, Devolutions is a Canadian-based company located near Montreal, Quebec. The firm currently has over 200,000 users in over 100 countries, and is on a mission to develop innovative enterprise software that helps users cost-effectively, simply and effectively achieve their network management, password management, credentials management and security goals. The firm is also committed to providing exceptional technical support, ensuring an excellent user experience that exceeds expectations, and delivering high performance with superior quality. The firm’s current roster of solutions includes Remote Desktop Manager, Password Vault Manager, Devolutions Server (formerly Remote Desktop Manager Server), and Devolutions Cloud (formerly Remote Desktop Manager Online).

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