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Best practice for changing SEE-RS default password

Created: 13 Mar 2011 | 1 comment
chiho's picture

We have a potential SEE-RS user an we are going to have a POC with them.

Customer governance to a security policy and all of their password muse be changed every 30 days. Assume a user encrypt a file with a default password and the default password is changed because of the their password policy. After the user insert the USB disk to the computer to double click on the encrypted file, a message will come up and need user to input the old default password. As the default password changing time to time and user may encrypt the file to the USB disk by different password. The problem is customer difficult to manage their password.

I know it is reasonable in technical point of view but can you share some practice how to make the end-user can manage their passwords easier?

Thanks, Leo

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M_Marcos's picture

Best Practices

Password/PIN Strength :
Define a password or PIN that you can remember, so that you don’t have to write it down. Try to choose passwords and PINs that are closer to the maximum length allowed rather than to the minimum length allowed. Include a variety of characters, including upper and lowercase letters mixed with numbers and special characters, if allowed. When you create a password, think of one that is hard to guess; for example, don’t use a commonly known fact, such as your spouse’s name, or a fact that can be easily researched, such as your mother’s maiden name.
Password/PIN Secrecy
You are responsible for your password or PIN’s security. Change your password or request a new PIN if you feel that your password or PIN may have become compromised. Some situations to be mindful of are:
1. You wrote your password or PIN on a piece of paper but now you can’t find that paper.
2. Someone looked over your shoulder and watched you type your password or PIN.

Trusted Software :
Be familiar with the software that is authorized to run on your computer. Be careful if you download software from the Internet. This software could contain spyware, viruses, malware, Trojan horses, or worms. Also use caution when opening email attachments.

Backups :
If your organization does not perform automated backups, you should do so yourself on a regular basis. This will allow you to recover from theft or hard disk failure. Store your backups in a physically secure location, such as a locked cabinet.

Note : As a best practice, go to the User Client console as soon as you receive this warning and change your Default Password.