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IT Security: Password Policy and Management

IT Security: Password Policy and Management

  • March 2016
  • 5 pages
  • ID: 3710037
  • Format: PDF
  • By IDC

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This IDC study, written for CIOs and security executives, explores the creation and breaking of passwords. Though organizations are looking to new security solutions, the fact remains that passwords are still widely used as a protection technique; it is expected that passwords -- flawed as they may be -- will be part of some organizations' security toolbox for the foreseeable future. It is, therefore, critical for organizations to take a thoughtful approach to passwords -- enabling employees to create effective ones and retaining the ability to break them, as necessary. This study enables executives to guide employees in creating strong passwords and introduces commercially available password breaking tools.This study is concerned with enterprise/next-gen security, information transformation, and technology training."The corruptible password will always be seen as the entrance portal for breaching information security," says Paul Strassmann, adjunct analyst with IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP). "Password robustness will have to improve as passwords continue to be the source of rising vulnerability for all computer systems."

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