Strong Security Mode

With security on every IT individual’s mind, would it make sense to improve our collaboration endpoints as well? On Cisco’s TC software based endpoints, there is a setting that allows higher security to meet even DoD JITC regulations. It is called Strong Security Mode and this escalates us to meet these strict standards. This setting requires all users to change their password/PIN on their next sign in, excluding the admin account. The passwords that must be created and changed every 30 days must have a minimum of 15 characters; those being 2 uppercase letters, 2 lowercase letter, 2 numbers, and 2 special characters. The new passwords created must also be different from the previously used passwords. Lastly, if the strong security mode is set, the accounts will lock out after 3 failed attempts and will require the admin to unlock the account. Enabling this comes with an understanding that software upload from TMS, web snapshots and calling from the web interface are forbidden.