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Password Management Considerations

Password Reset Costs#

A survey indicates that organizations still face some serious security issues. Based on the statistics, in an organization of 200,000 people:
  • 100,000 people would write their passwords down
  • 66,000 people would share their passwords
  • 94,000 would have passwords reset at least once a year

At an estimated cost of $50 per password reset, the company could spend $ 4,700,000 resetting passwords.

Each application where passwords are to be changed requires that the application be able to be a Policy Enforcement Point.