Implementing a Secure Password Policy on a Windows Domain

Implementing a Secure Password Policy on a Windows Domain

After you’ve [decided on a secure password policy] that fits your company’s security needs, it’s time to actually implement your new secure password policy on your network.
On a Windows Active Directory domain, we’ll do this by editing the Default Domain Policy Group Policy Object (GPO). This will enforce the new secure password standards for all user accounts in your domain.

Protect Your Network by Building a Strong Password Policy

Protect Your Network by Building a Strong Password Policy

Passwords are like the keys to your company’s network. Your users use them to log in to computers, access email, and connect remotely via VPN. And just like the key to the front door of your offices, a password in the wrong hands can allow unwanted “visitors” into your network -- where they can steal confidential information, destroy data, and expose your company to liability.