Traditional password practices are no match for today’s automated, cybersecurity threats. Taking some simple but effective password precautions can help protect your client’s data.

Here are a few recommended practices for a more secure password:

  • Don’t require character composition requirements. For example, *&(^%$
  • Don’t require mandatory periodic password resets for user accounts
  • Don’t store your password in a browser
  • Ban common passwords, to keep the most vulnerable passwords out of your system
  • Educate your users to not re-use their organization passwords for non-work related purposes

Click for the full list of password policy recommendations, provided by Microsoft.