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Understanding the Latest NIST Password Guidelines

Sep 05, 2019

Over the years, security professionals have learned surprising lessons about how password policies affect user behavior. Faced with complex requirements, people often take dangerous shortcuts.

To help organizations mitigate the risk posed by users' bad password habits, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) designed a set of password guidelines with human behavior in mind. Read this white paper from SpyCloud to understand what NIST's guidance means for your organization.


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