Best Practices for Implementing
NIST Password Guidelines
Weak Passwords? NIST Can Help!
Controlling users’ bad password habits poses a major challenge. Aligning your enterprise’s password policy with the latest guidelines from NIST can help encourage better password habits and reduce the risk of account takeover.
Luckily, you can enforce many of these guidelines through the built-in settings provided by most directory services, including Microsoft Active Directory.
Download this best practices guide to get:
- A plain-english overview of required, recommended and desirable NIST password guidelines
- Detailed instructions to help you use directory services like Active Directory to enforce password guidelines
- Advice for how to keep your password policy human-friendly and help your users help themselves
- Questions to ask potential solution providers
This CSO whitepaper provides a guide to the best practices for evaluating how well each approach works, including a checklist of topics to discuss with each vendor being evaluated.
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Aligning your enterprise’s password policy with the latest guidelines from NIST can help encourage better password habits and reduce the risk of account takeover.
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