In CEO World Magazine, 4iQ CEO Monica Pal discusses the use of mandatory periodic password resets and why it may be an outdated practice. Although there are legitimate reasons for companies to enforce password updates, many times it is unnecessary. 

Experts have argued that it causes individuals to create weaker passwords as replacements, undermining the reason for resetting the password in the first place.

 Having unique, complex passwords for all your accounts (a password manager can help with this), using multi-factor authentication when possible, and not sharing your passwords with other people are just some of the ways you can mitigate your risk of a breach.