In the role of a PCS NOC Engineer, we deal with clients and their equipment daily. While helping to keep their businesses running smoothly, we periodically encounter security issues that our clients are not aware of and in many cases, inadvertently cause. One of the most common, most exploitable, and most preventable is the weak password. Weak passwords are a common cause of costly data breaches, which can wreak havoc in many ways, from stolen money to sensitive (sometimes embarrassing) personal information being sold to the highest bidder or released on the internet. In today’s world, a four-character password, even if there are numbers and symbols in it, can be cracked in minutes (if not seconds) and is simply not acceptable.