What You Should Do Today

  • Change all your administrative passwords to be extremely strong and preferably use Unicode characters in them.

  • Disable storage of cached credentials on all machines that do not need them.

  • Implement a password policy that requires at least eight characters and three of the four character sets. Simply using the built-in password complexity functionality in Group Policy accomplishes this.

  • Start a campaign to teach your users how to pick better pass phrases.

  • Disable storage of LM hashes if at all possible.

  • Implement an audit system that warns you of excess login attempts.

  • Disable the account lockout setting.

  • Start investigating how to deploy a multifactor authentication system.

Protect Your Windows Network From Perimeter to Data
Protect Your Windows Network: From Perimeter to Data
ISBN: 0321336437
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 219

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