Research by Acronis shows that 80 percent of businesses don’t have a password policy. Yet every company relies on passwords. Some employees have different logins for every device, app, and website. Others access everything through a Single Sign-On (SSO) service. If any password is weak – even one – it could allow an attacker to slip past your company’s defenses. That’s why it’s critical that your business has the right password policy in place.
Ask yourself two questions when crafting these rules: Are they strong enough to thwart potential hackers? And will employees actually follow them? Because if they’re too weak, your company will still be exposed. And if they’re too complicated, many employees will shrug their shoulders and continue to use weak passwords, or re-use the same password for all of their corporate devices and accounts. If you’re struggling to find that balance, or not sure where to begin, this guide will help.