One of the most basic security mistakes out there is sharing account credentials and passwords. A new study finds many users are guilty of it – and plenty don’t even realize it’s a security risk.
We all know the problems with passwords: Good ones are difficult to remember and shouldn’t be repeated. But one of the best solutions around this problem often results in more problems, according to a recent report.
A recent survey shows that when it comes to password policies and revoking credentials, many companies are getting a failing grade – and some of the worst offenders out there are in the IT department.
The lines between old-fashioned hacking attacks and the kinds of high-tech, complicated code-cracking you might see in a “Mission Impossible” movie are starting to blur. And it’s a good reminder of why users should be practicing some basic rules on protecting smartphones.
Security is often made out to be much more complicated than it needs to be. Much of it boils down to a simple premise: making sure that only the right people have access to only the right data.
It’s been a busy year for IT pros. And next year isn’t shaping up to be much better.
Strong passwords could be leading users into a false sense of security. And recent thefts of passwords are showing why.
IT departments often struggle with getting users to choose secure passwords and keep them safe. For help, here’s a password policy template companies can use to create their own written rules.
Small businesses face the threat of security attacks from all over the world. In this guest post, Myrtle Gray lists some of the basic steps all businesses should be taking to protect themselves.
Companies’ employees do a lot that puts sensitive information at risk. One of the biggest problems: They choose weak passwords that offer little protection. And despite IT’s best efforts, organizations’ password policies haven’t done much to solve the problem.