Our passwords are the first line of defense against cyber criminals. It is important to stay up to date on statistics of password security in order to better prepare yourself against potential data breaches.
Strong password security is essential for employees with access to private business data. 68% of business leaders feel that their cyber security risks are increasing. This means that as time goes on it will become increasingly important for employees to pay extra attention to how they choose and create passwords for their business applications.
Additionally, on average only 5% of companies folders are properly protected meaning that businesses are not as secure as one may originally think. On top of this 53% of companies found over 1,000 sensitive files open to every employee. Without a strong password all of these files could very easily be stolen.
By the end of 2020, the estimated number of passwords used by humans and machines worldwide will grow to 300 billion. This is why it is imporant that your passwords are unique and hard to crack. Thousands of files could potentially be at risk if one isn’t careful.
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