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Compound large numbers of passwords with the requirement to change them every 60 to 90 days, and you virtually guarantee a wide variety of poor security practices.
RSA Security Inc. (Nasdaq: RSAS) today announced survey results that show the challenges end users face in managing passwords inside the enterprise, and the potential corporate IT security risks that result. The survey of almost 1700 enterprise technology end users in the United States showed that over a quarter of respondents must manage more than 13 passwords at work, and that nine out of ten respondents are frustrated with the password management challenge. This frustration is leading to behaviors that could jeopardize IT security, as well as compliance initiatives.
 read more | mail this link | score:6218 | -Ray, September 28, 2005
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