Common opinion more or less states that passwords aren’t so much “necessary,” as they are a “necessary evil.” The best practices that are recommended to maintain the efficacy of passwords today can certainly feel excessive – which tempts many users into ignoring these practices, to the detriment of their security. Fortunately, many large companies – like Google – are trying to make passwords easier to manage.
Passwords are often all that stands between hackers and account information; this is true for both personal and business data. However, passwords are often not enough to protect data from the clutches of hackers. We’ll walk you through how to ensure your organization implements only the most powerful of passwords, as well as additional security measures to guarantee maximum protection.
Everyone is used to passwords for new online accounts or to access their phone or desktop. And for the longest time, having a single password was enough to keep your data and information protected. That’s not the case anymore. As technology has advanced, hackers have found new ways to gain access to password protected material. They have started to take advantage of some powerful solutions. One tool forces its way into accounts with software that rapidly guesses thousands of passwords per second. This makes it very difficult to prepare you and your business for them. How can you ensure your company’s information is kept safe? The first step is to take a look at your password strategies, including implementing two-factor authentication.
It’s easy to overlook just ubiquitous the Internet is in our lives, both personal and professional. So much gets done on the Internet today, that it seems the world would come to a standstill without it. Just because the Internet is so important for business, it doesn’t mean that it’s free of threats or harm to your network. With the news of phishing attacks and ransomware coming through emails, it’s easy to forget that browsing the Internet can be just as dangerous. Threats hide in not only the dark areas of the web but hackers can take advantage of vulnerabilities in the most popular sites on the Internet. If you’re not careful, you could click right into one of the trouble areas and not even know it. Secure web browsing and overall online security practices are imperative to keep your business’ network and data safe. Let’s go over some ways to keep your employees safe online.
As another data breach hits the news, this time hitting Equifax, it comes as no surprise that data security is on the minds of the county. While it’s optimistic to think your business will never experience a data breach, it’s an unrealistic expectation. It’s this kind of thinking that could leave your network vulnerable to an attack if you don’t prepare.