There’s an old joke about passwords:
During a recent password audit at our company, it was found that someone was using the following password:
When asked why they had such a long password, they said that they had been told that it had to be at least 8 characters long and include at least one capital!
While it’s easy to laugh at the punchline, password strength and complexity is no laughing matter to a Compliance Officer. Passwords are one of the primary security breach points, and depending on level of access, can sometimes be the keys to the kingdom.