Corporate cybersecurity is at risk due to the practice of poor password

July 9, 2018

Very recently, it has been found that almost 50% employees reuse the same password for all their accounts, which puts Corporate Cyber Security at high risk and needs to be seriously reviewed, also, a large number of employees do not password protect their smartphone or desktop, and they tend to click frequently on malicious links without verifying, thus the need to train users to avoid reusing passwords, as they seek ways to make their lives easier.

Let us consider the complex passwords and password reuse, which should convince the users to create more complicated and unique passwords. It has been observed that the number sequence “123456” was the most stolen password, which has topped the list last year as people used this sequence. Had they considered the importance of the same from the security attached to the information and applications that need protection, they would have put in more effort in creating complex passwords.

It is further observed that more people are failing to follow basic cyber hygiene best practices, despite the growing awareness about cybersecurity. They also admitted that they don’t use two-factor authentication (2FA), also that when their internet access is restricted at work, they encounter user permission prompts when requesting access to the systems they need to do their jobs, which irritates them. This is when the IT leaders need to create awareness about their Corporate Cybersecurity....

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