Passwords are undoubtedly weak and vulnerable to attacks yet they remain the number one form of authentication. Due to this, IT departments are tasked to protect them. Specops Software and Ingenium collaborated to conduct an “IT and Password Security survey” in the UK. We asked 206 individuals from 199 unique organizations to complete a questionnaire related to their password policy and cybersecurity strategies. The survey gauges IT professionals’ stance on:
Importance of having a secure password policy
Impact of password policy on the end user experience
Reliance on passwords to secure sensitive data
Adherence to IT security compliance standards, such as PCI DSS, NCSC, PSN and ISO
Specops Password Policy helps you increase password security in your Microsoft Active Directory environment. You can use Specops Password Policy to enforce password rules, meet compliance requirements and help users select stronger passwords. Download this datasheet for the Specops Password Policy Business Case.
Specops Password Blacklist is a hosted service comprised of more than 1 billion leaked passwords including the haveibeenpwned list. Download this datasheet to see how Specops Password Blacklist can increase authentication security.
In this whitepaper, we will scrutinize conventional password best practices, using knowledge attained from Microsoft’s “Password Guidance” whitepaper, and National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST)’s “Digital Authentication Guideline” publication SP 800-63-3. Next, we will examine the extent to which the new best practices have penetrated compliance and advisory requirements: PCI DSS the Cyber Essentials scheme the National Cyber Security…