Password Management

Password strategies and password management have been evolving over the past decade. We all know that simple passwords like “password” are absolutely not appropriate and most online service providers won’t even let you create passwords of that absurdity. The best guidance as of 2022 is to use a memorable, but moderately complex, alpha-number password with some special characters. Couple this great password with Multi-Factor Authentication and you are up to par.

Here is the catch thought… don’t reuse the same password across accounts! Some smartphones and password managers will help you to randomize your passwords and also make recommendations. Advanced password managers will even tell you when passwords have been part of data leaks… don’t ignore these alerts and follow the password manager recommendations because it’s their business and they should be experts!

What does CISA have to say about Passwords?

Choosing and Protecting Passwords | CISA

What does NIST have to say about Passwords?

Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022: Using Strong Passwords and a Password Manager | NIST

What does Microsoft have to say about Passwords?

Password policy recommendations – Microsoft 365 admin | Microsoft Learn