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It’s Time to Question Longstanding Password Security Best Practices

Posted on February 21, 2018 in Articles | by

Nobody likes password policies. IT leaders dislike reminding users to yet again change their passwords, then bracing for an onslaught of angry help desk calls. Users dread coming up with yet another obscure combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, symbols and digits that they can remember for the next 90 days. It’s an unpleasant experience all around.

But there’s good news for those frustrated by unwieldy password practices. Cybersecurity professionals are now turning toward new policies that embrace the end user to make security a natural habit. These ideas are bolstered by recent changes in federal security guidelines related to password management.

Published February 2018 in FedTech Magazine.
Read the full article: It’s Time to Question Longstanding Password Security Best Practices


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Mike Chapple, CISSP, Ph.D.

Mike is an IT leader, information security professional, author, speaker and trainer with over fifteen years of experience in the field.

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