All users at your organization should know how to pick a strong password or generate one.
Do you need a password manager? YES!
Rules for secure passwords:
- – Use a minimum password length of 12 to 14 characters if permitted.
– Include lowercase and uppercase alphabetic characters, numbers and symbols if permitted.– Generate passwords randomly where possible.
– Avoid using the same password twice. Anywhere.
– Avoid repetition characters, keyboard patterns, dictionary words, letter or number sequences, usernames, relative or pet names, romantic links (current or past) and biographical information (e.g., ID numbers, ancestors’ names or dates).
– Avoid using information that is or might become publicly associated with the user or the account.
– Avoid using passwords that your colleagues and/or acquaintances might know or guess.
– Avoid writing passwords down. If you must write them down keep them in a safe place, not attached to a monitor or in an unlocked desk drawer.