Required annual password changes among North American organizations 2019, by vertical

During the June 2019 survey of North American security-aware IT professionals, it was found that password resets were highest among users in the finance sector. On average, finance organizations required 7.17 password changes per year, with companies in the sector actually surpassing these requirements by changing their password 7.33 times per year on average.

Comparison of required vs. actual frequency of password changes per year among organizations in North America as of June 2019, by industry

Required frequency of password changesActual frequency of password changes
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Sources

Release date

July 2019

Region

North America

Survey time period

June 2019

Number of respondents

200 respondents

Special properties

IT professionals knowledgeable about the management and use of identity and access management services in their company

Supplementary notes

According to the source, " Nearly all respondents (96.5%) were physically located in North America."

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