Take a look at CIT’s password security tips for what not to do.
Arguably one of the most important aspects of an individuals online presence is their password. Your password is the first line of defense between cyber criminals and your businesses private information. Its important to have a sturdy wall protecting your data instead of a weak fence.
- 59% of people use the same password across all of their accounts and applications. What’s worse is that 91% of people know that using the same password can easily lead to identity theft.
- By 2020, the estimated number of passwords by humans and machines worldwide will grow to 300 billion. So if you think that your password is unique enough to avoid criminals than you are mistaken. However, using the same password isn’t the only common issue when it comes to password security.
- Half of employees only change one character of their password at every 90 day reset. Doing this doesn’t actually help you secure your data. Additionally, you’re only cheating yourself out of added security. Instead of using the same password have different, strong passwords for different applications.
- Do not use personal information as your password, this makes it easy for criminals to guess what your password might be. Lastly, make sure all your employees are up to date on their security awareness training.
Check out CIT’s blog for more Password Security Tips .
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