Identify Weaknesses Across Your Organization
Many organizations fail to notice the misuse of compromised accounts, which is often times achieved when attackers use password spraying—a process where they are able to gain access to user accounts simply attempting passwords across all accounts.
Why Choose RedLens InfoSec for Your Password Auditing Program?
We deliver a proprietary, in-house password auditing tool to determine potential password security weaknesses. Our Password Auditing service can be customized to your specific needs in a way that many commercial tools are unable to match.
Evaluate Password Strength Across Your Organization
A Password Audit from RedLens InfoSec can assist your organization in:
- Identifying weak password trends across your organization.
- Receiving a list of user accounts using weak passwords, so you can correct the behavior.
- Determining the efficacy of your password policy.
Benefits of Password Auditing Programs
Our Password Audit campaigns measure the effectiveness of your organization’s password security practices and policies. The shared findings will assist your organization in strengthening your defenses against password cracking and potential data breach risks.
Locate weak spots in your environmentPeriodic password audits will provide you with a list of user accounts using weak passwords, so you can correct the behavior before attackers can exploit that potential weakness.
Identify potential password policy issuesA password audit can also help identify if there are possible issues with your organization's password policy. Perhaps it's time to enforce stricter password requirements such as password length, syntax, or frequency of updates.
We design a customized defense programOur dedicated team works to identify your unique needs, and designs customized password audits specifically for your organization.
Access online training for your employeesOur comprehensive Security Awareness Online Training educates your employees on how to create strong passwords and other password best practices.
Protect Your Sensitive Data, Systems, and Network
Using weak passwords is a common cause of an initial breach of an organization's network—and as dangerous as leaving the front door of your house wide open for criminals to walk right in. If attackers can deploy simple password spraying techniques to gain access, they can and will. Cut them off before they even get the chance.
Top Password Auditing FAQs
A password audit examines and evaluates the strength and effectiveness of passwords used within your organization. During a password audit, all users' passwords are reviewed to identify weak, duplicate, or easily guessable passwords. The password audit's purpose is to identify security weaknesses and to improve the security of an organization's systems and data. Security professionals may also look for passwords that have been shared or written down, or that have not been changed for an extended period of time.
The results of a password audit can help an organization identify areas where security improvements are needed, such as implementing stronger password policies, providing user training on creating and managing strong passwords, or implementing two-factor authentication. A password audit is an important part of an organization's comprehensive security strategy.
Password cracking refers to the process of recovering cleartext passwords from a list of password hashes. The more complex a password, the harder it is to recover in cleartext.
Password security begins with a strong password. Here are some best practices and considerations for creating a strong password:
- Length: Use a password that is at least 12 characters long.
- Complexity: Use a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.
- Unpredictability: Avoid using predictable words (unless using a long passphrase) or patterns.
- Uniqueness: Use a unique password for each of your online accounts.
- Avoid personal information: Do not use personal information such as your name, birthdate, or address in your password.
By following these guidelines, you can create a strong and secure password that will be difficult for others to guess or crack. Additionally, it's important to regularly change your passwords and enable two-factor authentication whenever possible for added security.
Strengthen Your Defenses with Password Auditing
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