As organizations across all sectors face an increasing volume of cyber-attacks, CISOs must continue to perform a careful balancing act – protecting their organization’s systems while implementing security measures that don’t overly inconvenience or disrupt employees. Nowhere is this truer than in the realm of user authentication and password management. If authentication requirements are too simple, cyber-criminals can easily overcome them. However, too complex, and employees will simply ignore or try to bypass them. After all, it’s human nature to prioritize convenience over security.
So, how to strike the right balance? Based on years of experience in supporting CISOs, here are four simple steps that can help organizations ease their password pains.