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, 59% of all internet users 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 enforce strong password security by alerting you if your users’ passwords have been exposed in a third-party data breach, mitigating the risks introduced by human nature.

Account Takeover: A Lucrative Business

Criminals are sophisticated in how they breach accounts. Weak and reused passwords give them an easy path into a person’s accounts where they then access sensitive corporate data, financial accounts, and more. Armed with stolen credentials and account checker tools that can test for common password variations, bad actors can launch credential-stuffing attacks against hundreds of web applications in seconds. The enterprise is the ultimate target and companies are frequently unaware of the compromise until it has already caused harm.

Password security at the enterprise level is critical to prevent criminals from gaining entry into the enterprise. Unfortunately, many of the most commonly-used preventative measures aren’t enough. Bad habits are hard to break, criminals are getting smarter, and the profit is too tempting. With so many passwords to remember and little understanding of their risk to the enterprise, many employees ignore password security recommendations, choosing and reusing weak passwords across business and personal accounts.

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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.

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Detect and Resolve Compromised Passwords Swiftly

Once a password has been exposed to criminals in a data breach, the clock starts ticking. Criminals actively exploit compromised passwords in both targeted and manual account takeover attacks.

SpyCloud gives you early access to new breach data, helping you act quickly to close off entry points for criminals and secure employee passwords early on in the breach lifecycle. You can initiate a forced password reset, educate users about the importance of choosing strong passwords, and continue to monitor the account for suspicious behavior.

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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.

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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 check user passwords against the SpyCloud database of nearly 100 billion recovered breach assets. If an employee has reused a password with their personal alias, or if they have chosen a common password, the password-only setting will flag the match and enable automated password resets.

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Prevent Fraud by Identifying Consumer Password Reuse

Customer-facing apps are at risk for ATO because your customers are reusing passwords across multiple accounts. To ensure consumer ATO prevention, integrate SpyCloud’s API into your applications to automatically check your customers’ exposure against our massive database of breach data when they attempt to log in.

If your customer is reusing an exposed password, the system can force a password reset or validate the user’s identity with a step-up authentication process.

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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.

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Automattic

Password reuse is a constant issue that often leads to account takeovers, yet finding exposed credentials was a labor-intensive, manual task that didn’t capture every instance.

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