These days, a strong password alone may not be enough to protect against every cyberattack. Here are a few tips that should be shared with your staff to better protect your business from data breaches, hacking, and ransomware.

Below are 9 tips for better password security.

  1. Passwords are an important part of Cyber Security. – Did you know that during the first six months of 2019, more than 4.1 Billion private business records were exposed.
  2. Implementing strong password security practices and encouraging staff to take password security seriously is important. – Be sure to implement strong passwords for your business.
  3.  DON’T REUSE, SHARE OR RECYCLE PASSWORDS Remember the most secure systems are only as strong as their weakest passwords.
  4. Easily cracked or easy to figure out passwords can give cybercriminals access to business data  – Follow IT dept recommendations for proper password structure.
  5. Be sure to use strong password defenses like two-factor authentication, and a commitment to password protection. As an essential part of that plan. – Follow effective processes in protecting password data.
  6. Bad passwords can be the stuff of regulatory nightmares. More states are enacting hefty fines for mishandling of sensitive information. – Data breach costs are increasing as regulatory fines increase.
  7. It’s estimated that annual costs to the global economy from cybercrime are $445 billion per year.– Stolen Passwords Can Cost Big Money In the United States.
  8. By practicing safe and smart password habits, Your staff can create a significant barrier against attacks from cybercriminals – The first line of defense for businesses against cybersecurity threats is your staff.
  9. The most fundamental way that a business can protect itself from cybercriminals is by taking password security seriously. By building better passwords. – Build Better Passwords.

For help with more password best practices give Slick Cyber Systems a call at 570-371-5800.