Network Security is as strong as your nearest idiot
Yesterday a list was released of the top 25 most commonly used passwords and the results were shocking!!!
What we have to remember is that your network security, your company data, your corporate secrets, your personal information and accounts data are all protected by one thing, your password. If this is weak, there is little point in anything else.
Take a look at the list below of the top 25 most common online passwords :
How many of those could you have guessed? How many of those have you used? How long do you think it would take to compromise your whole network with just this short list?
Secure passwords combine elements of the four major categories and be over 6 characters long
Although the best passwords are randomised its not that hard to create a reasonably secure password. how about a few of these:
Next time you create your password, take a moment to think and remember that it could be protecting your personal details, Name, Address, Bank account, National Insurance Number.
If you have concerns about your companies I.T. Security contact Tetrabyte I.T. Support and ask about our Managed Support Services