How To Choose a Secure Password
According to a recent study carried out by Vanson Bourne consultants:
71% of companies worldwide aren’t sure how to manage and protect their data from theft.
Defining and implementing a strong password policy within your company is of paramount importance, since it allows to protect your data.
To ensure a secure password, it must contain at least 10 to 12 characters and must also include:
A complex password is more effective than a long one.
Obviously, the more complicated a password is, the hardest we think it will be to remember! However, there is a useful method to do so. The first letter method consists in picking the first letters of a sentence. « My password is top secret since I created it 25 years ago! », the password would be « MpitssIci25ya! »
It is crucial not to use personal identity information, like birth date, social security number, name of your kids, etc. Such information would be easy to guess, therefore easy to crack.
Avoid using the exact same password for different website accounts or applications. This way, if your password is cracked, the other accounts won’t be put at risk.
Did you know that with Kizeo Forms you can define a password policy for all your users’ accounts? To do so, log in into our platform, click the ‘Settings‘ tab, then select ‘Password policy‘
It is very simple! As an admin or a group leader, you can choose a specific rule for passwords that all users must follow.
You want to learn more ?
Read our tutorial on how to implement a password policy with regular expression.