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Creating a NIST Password Policy for Active Directory

NIST recommends rejecting passwords used for online guessing attacks and also eliminating periodic password expiration- unless the password is compromised. While these requirements make sense given current cyber threats, they don’t precisely fit historic password policies. NIST has recommended new password policy guidelines for Active Directory that can help. So how can you easily implement a modern password policy? And …

Password Complexity Rules

The Benefits and Drawbacks of Password Complexity Rules

In recent years, cybersecurity experts have called into question the usefulness of password complexity rules. Password complexity rules have existed in some form since the internet and email became mainstream. They have since become a common feature in password policies across industries all over the world. However, faced with the unique struggles of cybersecurity threats in the digital age, some …

Root Passwords

Root Passwords: The Root of Password Problems

The average online user has over 90 accounts between personal and work accounts that require a password. That is a daunting number of unique passwords to memorize. In an effort to remember their passwords, most users will select common “root” words with easily guessable variations. These root passwords become predictable passwords when one becomes compromised. Password Expiration Policies The situation …

Recommendations For HIPAA Password Compliance: https://www.enzoic.com/hipaa-password-compliance/

Recommendations For HIPAA Password Compliance

What is HIPAA Password Compliance and How Healthcare Organizations Can Comply with these Authentication Guidelines. HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) was introduced in 1996 but has become increasingly prominent in recent years due to the rise of data breaches in the industry. Data breaches have been on the rise across all industries in the past five years, but …

Password Rotation Policy

The Pros and Cons of Password Rotation Policies

Why Password Rotation Policies May No Longer Be Fit-For-Purpose In the Digital Age Forced password resets have been a common feature of password policies for a long time and are still widely used. However, Microsoft and the NIST password guidelines, recommend doing away with password rotation policies, claiming they don’t improve security – and can actually make it worse. Despite …

NIST Password Standard Compliance

Introducing 1-Click NIST Password Standard Compliance & More

Introducing one-click NIST password standard compliance, user reporting which outlines users who are using compromised passwords, and root password detection to prevent users from using root passwords. Microsoft’s Active Directory is used widely across companies and industries throughout the world and unfortunately, it is one of the key targets for bad actors. Many organizations are adopting the use of password …

Exposed Password Screening

What is Exposed Password Screening?

Exposed password screening is the process of checking currently used passwords against passwords that have been exposed in a publicly known data breach. Once these passwords are exposed, they are considered to be compromised passwords. In 2017, the National Institute of Standards and Technology updated the NIST password guidelines, recommending for exposed password screening. Since then, companies and organizations are …

Preventing Context-Specific Passwords in Active Directory

Preventing Context-Specific Passwords in Active Directory

Savvy cybercriminals will attempt to use context-specific passwords to gain access to Active Directory in targeted attacks. They know that: Companies that have headquarters in Boston will be more likely to have employee passwords that include “GoPatriots” due to the New England Patriots Since many organizations enforce quarterly forced password resets, many employees will include seasons in their password like …

Common and Bad Passwords

Preventing Common Passwords in Active Directory

Preventing common passwords in Active Directory is critical for protecting sensitive employee, user, and customer accounts. Why Should Organizations Screen for Regularly-Used Passwords? Many employees use weak passwords and are completely unaware of it. They can’t imagine their specific password is a common password that’s being chosen by other people as well. The organization and the employee both think their …