Provider Alert: New Password Requirements and Updates
As of September 13, 2023, we will move from an 8-character network password to a 12-character network password policy. The policy will take effect on the user’s next required password rotation and includes Provider Connection, our secure portal. The policy change is being implemented to address the vulnerability of short passwords. To demonstrate this business risk, our current 8-character password can potentially be hacked within two minutes versus a 12-character password which would take an estimated 226 years to hack. Increasing the password length and complexity mitigates the ease that criminals can crack passwords.
Below are the new network passwords requirements:
- 12 characters
- mix of lower- and upper-case letters
- special characters