One of the first things hackers do when they attempt to infiltrate
computer systems is to try using any common or stolen passwords.
If your employees aren’t careful to use effective passwords and
change them regularly, both they and your business can be exposed
to data breaches, phishing schemes and other costly cyber attacks.
Most people don’t manage their passwords effectively because of
the misconception that strong passwords need to be long and
difficult to remember. However, there are a few simple steps you can
relay to your employees in order to ensure that passwords are both
hard for hackers to figure out and easy to manage:
• Build passwords around familiar phrases. Long passwords are
harder for computer programs to guess, so using a long but
familiar phrase, like a favorite song lyric or quote, is a great start
to making a password.
• Use a password management service. Many people write their
passwords down on paper or in a word processor, but keeping
them anywhere insecure makes it easier for hackers to access
them. Instead, encourage your employees to use a reputable
password management service to keep all of their login
Contact us today for more resources that can help keep you and your business safe.