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The network device must enforce a minimum 15-character password length.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-243135 WLAN-ND-000200 SV-243135r719860_rule Medium
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.
Network WLAN AP-IG Management Security Technical Implementation Guide 2021-04-16


Check Text ( C-46410r719858_chk )
Review the network device configuration to determine if the network device is configured with a password of at least 15 characters.

If the network device password is not at least 15 characters in length, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-46367r719859_fix)
Configure the network device so it will require a password to gain administrative access to the device. Configure the password length to at least 15 characters.