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Password Rotation

Password rotation in Privileged Access Management (PAM) refers to the practice of regularly changing and updating the credentials used to access privileged accounts or systems.

  Ensures that systems and devices use strong passwords

  Securely changes privileged account passwords after a limited period of time

  Maintains credential health and fulfills compliance standards easily

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Password Rotation

What is Password Rotation?

Password Rotation is a part of Password Management which resets a user's password on a predefined schedule or each time they access IT resources. It periodically resets passwords to limit their lifespan and reduce the window of opportunity for potential attacks. The passwords are centrally stored in an encrypted vault and automatically fetch the required credentials from the vault for accessing resources and password rotation. This credential management process enhances security and helps protect sensitive information.

Benefits of Password Rotation

Mitigating Internal Security Risks

Frequent password rotation prevents former employees from accessing company accounts, especially in departments with shared accounts and privileged accounts. When Privileged Access Management (PAM) is implemented with individual user logins, it adds an extra layer of security.

Reducing Breach Window

Regularly rotating passwords minimizes the time cybercriminals have to exploit stolen passwords. Further, even if passwords are compromised, rotation shortens the window of opportunity for unauthorized access.

Enhancing overall Security

Security is enhanced by imposing a barrier to hacking attempts, thus disrupting the patterns that hackers might exploit and making it more challenging for them to gain unauthorized access. Through this organizations establish a robust line of defense against potential cyber threats.

Complementary Security Measures

Password rotation should be used alongside Two-Factor Authentication, firewalls, and antivirus software. When multiple layers of security are implemented, it automatically makes unauthorized access more challenging.

Safeguards Sensitive Information

Password rotation tools are crucial for high-security sectors like banks, healthcare, and government entities, It acts as an additional defense layer in case of data breaches, minimizing potential damage. Regularly changing passwords hinders cybercriminals' ability to gain control over accounts.

Policies for Enforcing Stronger Passwords

Enforcing stronger password policies, so that each time a new password is created, a password policy is enforced, specifying the complexity requirements for the password, including the use of special characters, minimum password length, and the inclusion of alphanumeric characters.

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miniOrange’s Password Rotation Best Practices

Crafting an effective plan    

IT admins are vital for crafting effective password rotation plans. Changes every 30 days are common, but finding a balance is key to prevent weak passwords and privileged accounts from frequent rotations.

Secure channel for Password Handling    

Secure channels are used to fetch and store passwords during rotation, limiting access to authorized individuals and reducing the risk of unauthorized access to sensitive data.

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    Building Strong Passwords

Strong passwords for rotation include a mix of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and special characters. Avoiding common patterns and words ensures uniqueness.

    Storing in a secure vault

Password rotation resets privileged account passwords on a schedule, securely storing them in an encrypted vault. The password vault automatically provides credentials for secure and streamlined access to IT resources.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Often Should You Rotate Passwords?

The recommended timeframe for password changes is every 30-60-90 days or more frequently. In some organizations: Regular users change passwords every 30 days. Administrator accounts rotate passwords after each usage to minimize risk.

Can I use a password manager for effective rotation?

Yes, password managers can help generate and store complex passwords. They often have features to remind users to update passwords regularly, facilitating secure and convenient password rotation.

What is an auto rotation of the password manager?

Auto rotation in a password manager is an automated process to change passwords for various accounts periodically.

How does password rotation contribute to compliance with security standards?

Many security standards and regulations, such as PCI DSS and HIPAA, require organizations to implement password rotation as part of their security protocols. Adhering to these standards helps maintain compliance and protect sensitive information.

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