How Password Savvy Are You? - Slide 11

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Answer: A – According to NIST, password synchronization “reduces the number of passwords that users need to remember,” thereby allowing them to select stronger passwords and remember them more easily. However, “because password synchronization causes the same password to be used for many resources … the compromise of any one instance of the password compromises them all.”

Passwords are often sought after by hackers because they are the gateway to data, systems and networks. Security breaches by hacktivist groups LulzSec and Anonymous often resulted in the release of passwords, which then provides the opportunity to snag other sensitive data like credit card information. 

Therefore, a strong knowledge of password management is important in keeping information secure. These 10 questions will test your password acumen.

After taking the quiz, you can find more information on password management on our site, including The Computer Guy’s PowerPoint on Protecting Your Passwords. In addition, our SMB Blogger Paul Mah has come up with five pointers about password management that all employees should know about. Remember, your efforts to secure your data may all be for naught if your end users don’t have the proper training.

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