When was the last time you hit “Forgot my password” when you tried to log in to one of your accounts? I can think of at least once this week for a site that I don’t visit very often. And if I’m honest, chances are that the next time I go to that site, I will have forgotten it again.
People and passwords are a huge issue for organizations—whether you’re an employee, a customer, or a company—there are risks with password usage. Most of the time, when we think about password management, the password length and whether it has special characters and upper and lowercase characters, come to mind. But when you talk to IT professionals, one of the bigger challenges they face is the reuse of passwords. We tend to forget the risk that goes with reusing a password, and our responsibility for not doing it.