NIST password policy recommendations

NIST password policy recommendations

May 29, 2020

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a physical sciences laboratory and is now part of the United States Department of Commerce. The NIST publishes standards across fields including engineering, information technology, neutron research, and more.

Recently, the NIST released password guidelines in its Special Publication 800-63. Apart from reinforcing password security, these guidelines can help your organization meet regulatory compliance requirements such as HIPAA and SOX. In this e-book, our IT security expert breaks down the password policies you should know about and discusses simple ways you can implement the NIST recommended password policies in your organization.

Key insights:

  • What the NIST password policy recommendations are, and why they're important
  • Some NIST recommendations that contradict traditional beliefs
  • How implementing these recommendations benefits your organization
  • The easiest way to implement NIST password policy recommendations