With cyberthreats becoming more sophisticated by the day, ensuring robust password protection has never been more critical in safeguarding business data. However, keeping passwords protected is easier said than done. Fortunately, a managed IT services provider (MSP) can help improve your business’s password security.
How can an MSP help improve password security?
Password check: 5 Ways to know if your password is strong
Having a strong password can safeguard your business from cybercriminals, while having a weak one puts you at risk of hacking, identity theft, and financial loss. To assess whether your password provides adequate protection against malicious attacks and unauthorized users, ask these five questions.
NIST’s password guidelines: What you need to know
In case you missed it, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released new guidelines for creating and managing passwords. This is great news for anyone looking to improve their online security. But what do these new guidelines mean for you? In this blog post, we will discuss the basics of the NIST password […]
It’s time to rethink your password strategy
In 2003, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) stated that strong passwords should consist of upper- and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. However, the institute has now reversed its stance. Find out why and learn what their new recommendations are. The problem The issue isn’t that the NIST advised people to create easy-to-crack […]
Think your password is secure? Think again
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) created many of the password best practices you probably loathe — using a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters. The NIST now says those guidelines were ill-advised and has changed its stance. Find out why and what this means for you. The problem The issue isn’t […]