A Brief Summary of NIST Password Guidelines

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been substantially revising its password guidelines since 2017. Previous recommendations have been changed, including combining symbols, letters, and numeric to create complex passwords; changing ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

HITRUST & PASSWORDS: 7 Important Password Policies for HITRUST

Our recommended healthcare password policies that complement and support HITRUST. Since its founding in 2007, HITRUST (Health Information Trust Alliance) champions programs that safeguard sensitive information and manage information risk for global ...
Employee Password Security for Healthcare Providers

Employee Password Security for Healthcare Providers

Employee password security is a significant issue for healthcare providers. How can hospitals and other healthcare providers tackle password security concerns? The healthcare industry sector is increasingly the target of cybercriminals. As ...
Automate Password Policy & NIST Password Guidelines

Automate Password Policy & NIST Password Guidelines

Enable automated password policy enforcement with daily password auditing and customizable remediation. With compromised password detection, custom password dictionary, fuzzy matching with common character substitutions, and continuous ongoing monitoring; enterprises can easily ...

3 Key Elements of the NIST Password Requirements for 2020

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Reasons Why NIST Password Requirements Should Drive Your Password Strategy in 2020 Despite the doubters claiming that passwords will go the way of overhead projectors, they are still prevalent. They are still ...

7 Password Problems Solved by Enzoic Password Policy Enforcement

There are many excellent password policy enforcement tools built into Active Directory. But the out-of-the-box AD functionality does not meet all the password standards and new password policy recommendations from NIST and ...

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 ...