Password Policy

Bolstering AD Password Policies

Presets Aren’t Enough  Let’s keep things real: passwords aren’t going anywhere. And with continued—and increasing—ransomware attacks and data breaches popping up everywhere, an organization’s password policies are crucial to its digital security stance.  According to the 2022 Verizon DBIR, a majority of attacks originate from a single entry point: compromised credentials. Since so many organizations use Active Directory (AD) as …

Eliminating the Burden of Periodic Password Reset: The NIST 800-63b password guidelines include password policy changes that can improve everyone’s experience with passwords.

Eliminating the Burden of Periodic Password Reset

The NIST 800-63b password guidelines include password policy changes that can improve everyone’s experience with passwords, including eliminating the forced periodic password reset. The most publicized recommendation is throwing away password complexity rules and this recommendation is still hotly contested on many security forums. However, what really catches the attention of most Active Directory and system admins, is the instruction …