Gartner Information Technology Research

Policies for Default Vendor Passwords

Published: 06 January 2020

ID: G00466695

Analyst(s): Consult the Board Research Team


This summary contains input from nine members regarding their policies on updating default passwords for vendor applications and hardware. The summary begins by describing various controls that members deploy for managing the risk introduced by default vendor passwords, including administrative, detective, and preventative controls. It outlines the additional methods that members adopt for managing such risks and closes by studying members' processes in use to monitor compliance with policies and procedures related to managing default vendor passwords.

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