As more and more people work, purchase, and socialise exclusively online, hackers are looking to take advantage and steal your personal information. A recent survey from Last Pass found that 500 respondents in Australia are doing passwords wrongly and aren’t protecting themselves from cyber security risks even though they know they should. Are you guilty of committing these guilty behaviour too?
Online Password Behaviour That’s Putting You At Risk
Statistics show that more than 70% of cyber incidents globally were caused by a stolen or weak password.
Let’s talk passwords — choosing the most “complex” and “unpredictable” password is just one of the things we all should be doing. And with more than 76% of people using the same password across all platforms (email, work apps, social media), we all seem to fail miserably at it. Best cyber security practice dictates to include numbers, symbols, upper and lower case letters when setting your password — that is if you don’t have access to a password manager.
What can you do off the bat?
(1) Employ Multi-Factor Authentication (read more about it here)
(2) Invest in Security Awareness Training for your staff (read more about it here)
You need IT professionals to help you assess not just your password policies (if any), but to help you improve your overall cyber security posture.