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Report by California Attorney General Makes Case for Automatic Password Reset Tool: Companies and Agencies Putting Nearly 10% of State’s Adult Population at Risk

San Ramon, CA, July 29, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Avatier Corp., a leader in risk-driven identity management software, links a new state report to the need for more complex passwords in its blog, "Data in Danger: Leverage an Automatic Password Reset Tool to Protect Privacy." According to the blog, in excess of 2.5 million Californians had their personal information placed at risk by private companies and public agencies in 2012 alone.

"It’s human nature to gravitate toward simple, predictable and memorable passwords and reuse them across a variety of accounts,” said Nelson Cicchitto, chairman and CEO of Avatier. "Since enterprise password management strength hinges on complexity and unpredictability, it is critical to automate and enable self-service password reset as a way to enforce password policy."

Once a suitably complex password is established, the password management software should synchronize across applications so that an employee need only keep track of a single secure password, according to the blog. It continues by pointing out that if users forget their more complex passwords, they need secure self-service password reset capabilities that do not drain IT department resources. A self-service password reset tool gives users this capability while lowering costs and ensuring password policy to improve information security.

While there have been stringent laws around the proper management and disposal of paper documents, lawsuits, regulations and compliance requirements around safeguarding digital records are still in their infancy. “If the estimated rate of risk reported by the California Attorney General is anywhere close to accurate,” Cicchitto added, “there is not much doubt that additional litigation, legislative and regulations will be coming. Companies and agencies shouldn’t sit back and wait when there are enterprise password management solutions that will help them get ahead of the problem.”

About Avatier
Avatier is the Identity Management IT Automation Company. Our software, consulting, and cloud offerings transform the business by standardizing all identity processes through a single actionable business service catalog that integrates with on-premise and cloud technologies while ensuring IT compliance. Our easily extensible identity management platform lowers operational cost, improves security and delivers an unrivaled IT governance solution.
Founded in 1997, the company is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area with offices in Chicago, Dallas, New York, Washington DC, London, Munich, Singapore, Dublin, and Sydney. For more information, please visit www.avatier.com and follow @Avatier on Twitter.

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