Options for Secure Personal Password Management

by Hugh Ranalli
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments SANS Institute system administration

The average consumer or business user must now try to remember several passwords, both at work and at home, often for systems he accesses infrequently (e.g. an e-mail client). Most consumers will, against the advice of security experts, use weak passwords, reuse one or two passwords for everything, write their passwords down, or all of the above, simply in an attempt to retain their sanity. This situation is even worse for a system administrator, information security officer or IT consultant. People in these positions not only have to deal with many more systems, but typically choose strong (e.g. hard to remember) passwords, and select different ones for each system.