Defenses Against Windows Password Attacks

As with most technologies available today, there are many types of defensive measures organizations can take to help prevent password attacks. In addition to some of the defensive measures discussed in the following paragraphs, even more resources are available at the Microsoft TechNet[M] Web site. A combination of many of the defenses discussed will help protect your organization against unauthorized access.

Implementing security from a password perspective is probably one of the most critical decisions an organization can make. If passwords policies are too strict, employees will start writing down passwords and storing them in weak areas. Additionally, help desk calls will ...

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