How do you conduct a password audit?

Hi folks,

I have many questions on this. I've learnt a lot from SecBasics, but now I have a few questions of my own. I want to carry out a password audit for my company, but I'm not sure how to proceed.

Firstly, how do I broach the subject with management? Are there are standards/methodologies online that I can use to back up my request to management?

Then, how do you conduct the audit? We have a mix of devices Windows/Solaris/Unix/Checkpoint/Cisco/network printers/etc.

How do I phase the work for best effect? How do I present my findings?

Thanks for your advice and help in advance.

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