|Finding ID||Version||Rule ID||IA Controls||Severity|
|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-NIPR Management Security Technical Implementation Guide||2021-04-16|
|Check Text ( C-46428r719912_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-46385r719913_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.|