Chances are your users aren’t putting as much attention into security as they should be. And it may lead to real problems for IT.
The advice in this headline may seem like a no-brainer. Unfortunately, it doesn’t go without saying if a recent company’s advice is any indication.
From monumental security breaches to product announcements, 2016 has been a big year for technology and those who manage it. So which stories were you and your peers most interested in?
Getting users to select secure passwords is difficult. Getting them to stop using these old ‘passwords’ would be better than nothing.
Not all accounts are created equal. Those that have special privileges and access are a prime target for hackers, and companies know it. But what can they do to protect these super users?
Passwords are an imperfect solution to security. But are they really on the way out? According to many businesses, they are. And it’s long overdue.
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.
Celebrities from Jack Black to Mark Zuckerberg recently had their Twitter accounts hijacked. And while the fallout so far seems to be mostly childish pranks, the security lessons from this incident can’t be overstated.
It’s probably been several years since you’ve thought about MySpace, if you ever really have. But now the almost-defunct social network is back in the news for all the wrong reasons.
Companies that have default passwords for equipment and software are being called out by researchers. And the list of offenders has some big names on it.