Unexpected Changes to Password Guidelines (and What They Mean for IBM i)

On-Demand Webinar

Unexpected Changes to Password Guidelines (and What They Mean for IBM i)

IBM i
Recorded:
November 7, 2018

 

When the latest password guidelines came out, few people saw it coming.

Change is constant in the world of cybersecurity, but passwords are a mainstay of data protection. They’re ubiquitous for all business users and you don’t have to be an IT pro to know the basic rules about upper- and lower-case letters, digits, and special characters.

All that was called into question when the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued unexpected new password guidelines in 2017. Most in the cybersecurity world were caught off guard by the news—especially because the new best practices are deceptively simple.

In the IBM i world, simple passwords are often taken to extremes, despite the fact that weak passwords and compromised credentials are a top cause of data breaches.

In this webinar, IBM i security pro Sandi Moore dives into the latest password best practices and what they mean for IBM i. You’ll find out:

  • Is NIST’s new password advice a giant step backwards?
  • The old password guidelines you should phase out and the one you should keep
  • Data on IBM i password strength (or lack thereof)
  • How weak passwords dramatically increase the risk of a breach

Sandi will also discuss the impact of NIST’s new recommendations to IBM i password policy and will introduce a simple solution that makes it easier (and less expensive) for all IBM i users to manage and reset strong passwords.

If your organization uses passwords for authenticating to IBM i, you don’t want to miss this session!

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