Password Security Compliance Checklist

Right or wrong, usernames and passwords have been a critical component of website and application security for years. However, weak passwords can result in a costly data breach if compromised. To help ensure stronger password security, leading organizations have published clear criteria to discourage users from selecting easy to guess passwords. We have assembled those criteria into one checklist of key password recommendations to help you evaluate and improve your own password policies.

Legally Required Password Constraints

According to Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report, the overwhelming majority of hacking-related breaches took advantage of stolen and/or weak passwords. To address this risk, many organizations are required by law to enforce strict password constraints. Their guidelines are based on extensive study of the mathematical principles of password entropy and are proven to construct stronger passwords. (Read more about entropy and password hashing strategies here.) Take advantage of these established guidelines in your internal conversations with your engineering and security teams to improve security and ensure compliance with industry regulations.

In this checklist you’ll learn the compliance requirements relating to password security for:

  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)
  • HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
  • PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)
  • SOC2 (Service Organization Control)
  • NIST (United States National Institute for Standards and Technology)

Download your free copy now to strengthen your company’s password security policy, meet compliance standards and minimize the risk of data theft.

Password Security Compliance Checklist

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