It's World Password Day! Don't worry if you didn't know that was a thing and didn't have anything planned, because we have just the thing. In recognition of this day and in support of creating awareness every day for the need for better, stronger, longer and more complex passwords to protect your data, here are password best practices and tips to share with your team.
It's Time to Get Serious About Better Password Management
Despite the ever-present cyberthreats, and despite the fact that so much of our daily lives - both personally and professionally - are managed online, data shows that many people are still failing to heed even the most basic security principles around passwords.
This is evidenced by the fact that once again, "123456" was the most commonly used password.
And this failure to follow modern password best practices is a serious threat to your business network. According to Keeper, 63% of all data breaches are the result of weak, default or stolen passwords.
In the below infographic, you'll find best practices for password management for business, as well as what defines both a strong and a weak password.
One of the best and smartest things you can do is to enable two-factor authentication wherever possible. By using this feature, you can prevent a hacker from accessing your data even if they steal or crack your password.
Additionally, it's critical that all end-users are educated about the risks and are following best practices like not using the same password for every single account, which can significantly magnify the negative impact of a hacked password.
You can check out the World Password Day site for more information, tips and resources.
Password Management Best Practices for Business - Free Download
You can also access these best practices and tips in expanded form by downloading the free PDF version. To get the 2-page PDF - a great educational resource to share with your team - click here. (Or use the button below.)
Password Best Practices Infographic:
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