Join Mike Chapple for an in-depth discussion in this video Password policy, part of CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) Cert Prep: 4 Identity and Access Management.
- [Instructor] Passwords are among the most common…authentication mechanisms…and it's important to ensure that they are secure.…Administrators may use Group Policy Objects…to securely configure passwords…to require good password practices by end users.…Some password requirements exist to make sure…that passwords are difficult to guess…and resistant to brute force guessing attacks.…The first of these requirements…is the password length requirement.…Best practice is that passwords…should be at least eight characters long,…although some organizations require even longer passwords.…
The second requirement that makes passwords difficult…to guess is the password complexity requirement…that requires passwords include different types…of characters such as uppercase letters,…lowercase letters, digits, and symbols.…Strong password management practices also realize…that sometimes passwords fall into the wrong hands…and users should be protected against an attacker…retaining long-term access to their accounts.…Best practices in this area include…
Instructor Mike Chapple has designed the training around the most recent version of CompTIA Security+, SY0-501, which expands coverage of mobile and cloud technologies. By learning about the topics in this course, you'll be prepared to answer questions from the latest exam—and strengthen your own organization's systems and defenses. To join one of Mike's free study groups, visit certmike.com.
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- Identification methods
- Authentication factors
- Multifactor authentication
- Single sign-on
- Authorization and access controls
- Account management