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Fact or Fallacy: Stay Up to Date on the Best Practices for Password Security

Posted on September 6, 2019 in Articles | by

How much do you know about passwords? You might believe password authentication is old hat, and that you already know the best practices for implementing them. After all, we’ve heard password hygiene messages for years, right?

But unless you’ve updated your knowledge recently, you might be in for a few surprises.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology released Special Publication 800-63B: Digital Identity Guidelines — the newest set of guidelines — in mid-2017. Contained within this lengthy government document are dramatic changes in the way the security community thinks about passwords. Take a look at a few prevailing opinions about password security and see whether they are fact or fallacy under this revised guidance.

Published August 2019 in EdTech Magazine.
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