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Strengthen your passwords with NIST guidelines

Many users unknowingly create weak passwords or mishandle them through common habits, leaving their data and accounts vulnerable to breaches. To combat this vulnerability, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) offers clear guidelines for crafting strong passwords and good practices to ensure password integrity. What is NIST? NIST is a US government agency… Continue reading Strengthen your passwords with NIST guidelines

NIST-recommended guidelines for passwords

Weak passwords and bad password management habits continue to be significant cybersecurity threats, jeopardizing the integrity of critical data and systems. Recognizing this risk, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) developed standards and best practices for password creation and management. By following the NIST guidelines, users can significantly improve password strength and cybersecurity.… Continue reading NIST-recommended guidelines for passwords

Applying NIST guidelines to improve password security

When it comes to password generation and security, many people tend toward bad practices, such as passwords based on their birthday or using the same password across different accounts. These practices can compromise the integrity of your passwords and, by extension, the security of the systems and data those passwords are meant to protect. Fortunately,… Continue reading Applying NIST guidelines to improve password security