Whilst we’re glad to see the back of the above issues, there are new considerations for businesses in terms of security…
According to Verizon’s ‘Data Breach Investigations Report’, 81% of data breaches in 2017 involved weak, default or stolen passwords.
It is therefore vital to ensure you and your team have strong passwords
Consider the following:
- Combine different types of character. Use a mix of alphanumeric characters (letters and numbers) and symbols.
- Don’t use personal information in passwords (such as your pet’s name, your nickname, your street name).
- Don’t use common words or phrases (such as ‘password’ or ‘letmein’), or keyboard patterns (such as ‘qwerty’ or ‘1234’)
- Avoid writing down passwords or storing them in a manner which makes them susceptible to discovery.
- Never divulge your passwords to anyone – unless they’re authorised to know your passwords.
- Do not use the same password for multiple accounts. Duplicate passwords dramatically increase the likelihood of additional accounts being compromised in the event of a breach.