|Finding ID||Version||Rule ID||IA Controls||Severity|
|The shorter the password, the lower the number of possible combinations that need to be tested before the password is compromised. Password complexity, or strength, is a measure of the effectiveness of a password in resisting attempts at guessing and brute-force attacks. Password length is one factor of several that helps to determine strength and how long it takes to crack a password. The shorter the password, the lower the number of possible combinations that need to be tested before the password is compromised. Use of more characters in a password helps to exponentially increase the time and/or resources required to compromise the password.|
|Mainframe Product Security Requirements Guide||2022-09-22|
|Check Text ( C-5760r299715_chk )|
| If the Mainframe Product employs an external security manager (ESM) for all account management functions, this is not applicable. |
Examine user account management configurations.
If the Mainframe Product account management configuration does not enforce a minimum 15-character password length, this is a finding.
|Fix Text (F-5760r299716_fix)|
|Configure the Mainframe Product account management to enforce a minimum 15-character password length.|