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Password Hygiene Tips to Protect
You and Your Company8
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8 Password Hygiene Tips to Protect You and Your Company

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Improve password hygiene with these tips from LogRhythm.

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8 Password Hygiene Tips to Protect You and Your Company

  1. 1. Password Hygiene Tips to Protect You and Your Company8 Avoid shared accounts Create separate accounts for each user of an application. This assures that any actions performed are properly attributed to a specific user. It also limits the risk of inadvertent password exposure. Use a password manager A password manager will help to create and store complex and dynamic passwords for multiple services (e.g., Dashlane, LastPass and Sticky Password). Make sure to reset temporary passwords on newly created accounts All too often attackers gain access by guessing the temporary password such as ‘Changeme!1’. When creating temporary passwords, remember: the more complex the better. The longer the password, the better Make passwords that are a combination of 4 or more different words. Passwords should be treated like underwear Change them early and often. Don't share them with anyone and don't leave them lying around. Use multifactor authentication whenever possible Multifactor authentication is especially important when it comes to protecting the critical infrastructure of an organization – namely VPN and email access. Don't use passwords that are simply keyboard patterns or easily guessable Avoid passwords such as ‘zxcvbn’, ‘qwerty’ or ‘company123!’. Passwords such as these will be the first guesses made against an account. Use different passwords for every application ****** 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 © 2015 LogRhythm, Inc. All Rights Reserved. www.logrhythm.com

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