Top 10 Password Policies and Best Practices for System Administrators
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.