FAQ Friday: Password Compliance

A new article has been posted to the TAM Retail blog by Grisel de la Torre:

Frequently Asked Questions

In a previous article, we touched on some of the most frequently used passwords.  We would just like to reiterate what password compliance means, and tips for creating safe passwords to keep your information secure.  This is especially important for businesses organizations that handle classified information.

Question: Which password complexity rules should I follow in order to be PCI DSS compliant?

Answer: Passwords should consist of at least 7 characters.   Passwords should also include a combination of numeric and alphabetic characters, in which there is a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters. Passwords should also be changed at least every 90 days and new passwords should not be the same as your last 4 passwords.  These are all incredibly important tips for making a password hard to crack or guess.  *Note: PCI DSS stands for Payment Card Industry Data Secure Standard.  It is a security standard for organizations that handle cardholder information.  For more details, check out this article:

What is PCI-DSS?

If you need any assistance with the security of your TAM software, of have concerns that need to be addressed by a TAM expert, please feel free to contact us.  Our toll-free number is 866-435-7826, and our email is help@tamretail.com.

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