Enforce Stronger Password Security Policies
Today’s businesses run on password-protected systems and applications, requiring employees to create passwords for an expanding technology infrastructure in order to execute their work. Even with strong password policies in place, 60% of users exposed in data breaches last year admit to using the same password across all of their accounts, including work and personal accounts.
With more than 80% of company data breaches resulting from stolen and/or weak passwords, password security plays an important role in protecting the enterprise – but it’s challenging to control user behavior. SpyCloud helps you mitigate the risks introduced by human nature and enforce strong password security by alerting you if your users’ passwords have been exposed in a third-party data breach or exposed in a botnet log (indicating a malware infection), then automating the remediation.
Strengthen Enterprise Password Security with SpyCloud
Enterprise security leaders cannot rely on employees to practice good password hygiene, nor can they depend on partial solutions that discover only a handful of password exposures too late to do much about them. Leaders must combine password policy best practices with technology custom-built to detect compromised employee accounts early in the attack timeline to proactively prevent account takeover.
With SpyCloud, you can protect employees’ accounts despite their bad password hygiene. SpyCloud helps enterprises enforce password security and prevent account takeover by checking employee credentials against the largest repository of recovered breach assets in the world, enabling security teams to detect and reset exposed passwords proactively.
Enforce Password Security Policies Automatically
Security leaders often establish password security policies but have no way to enforce them. With SpyCloud, you can align enforce good behavior with automated password resets for weak or compromised passwords.
With Active Directory Guardian, you can automatically compare your employees’ Active Directory passwords to stolen credentials in the SpyCloud database or passwords you choose to ban using scheduled scans. If a match is found, the system will lock the account and force the employee to reset their password.
Align with NIST Password Security Guidelines
A password policy best practice is to follow the latest NIST password guidelines, which call for enterprises to check for “commonly-used, expected, or compromised” passwords that make account takeover easy for criminals.
Security leaders can enforce NIST guidelines using the built-in controls in SpyCloud Active Directory Guardian to prevent users from creating passwords NIST considers weak or compromised, as well as to identify and reset newly-compromised passwords as they are exposed in fresh breaches. Active Directory Guardian checks AD passwords against billions of recovered credentials in the SpyCloud database to help security teams prevent risky passwords that would be impossible to detect otherwise, such as compromised passwords an employee has previously used in combination with their personal email address.
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Prevent Fraud by Identifying Consumer Password Reuse
To ensure consumers interacting with your business are legitimate and not criminals using stolen data, integrate SpyCloud’s API into your applications to automatically check your customers’ exposure against our massive database of recaptured breach data when they attempt to create an account, log in, modify an account, or transact.
Detect & Remediate Compromised Consumer Accounts
If your customer is reusing a password that has been exposed in a breach or malware infection, SpyCloud can force a password reset or validate the user’s identity with a step-up authentication process.
Make More Confident Fraud Decisions Based on Underground Data
Go further in detecting fraud than identity verification solutions can. SpyCloud delivers predictive risk assessments based on analysis of underground data, including individual consumers’ password reuse.
Password Security Made Simple
Account takeover prevention is complex, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. SpyCloud automates ATO prevention so you can protect your users without having to hire additional staff. No other solution is as powerful, comprehensive, or trusted as SpyCloud. It’s why so many of the top companies in the world depend on us as the backbone of their ATO prevention strategy.
It’s time to get ahead of the criminals. You can catch password reuse across your employee and consumer accounts with greater accuracy and less effort using SpyCloud. By leveraging the most advanced ATO prevention platform in the world, you will protect your applications and your data from malicious attacks.
Our award-winning products enable you to proactively protect your users’ accounts and thwart online fraud.
Employee ATO Prevention
Protect your organization from breaches and BEC due to password reuse.
Consumer ATO Prevention
Protect your users from account takeover fraud and unauthorized purchases.
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