Security Threats for Businesses (5/5)

Reusing Passwords Compromise Safety

One of the main verification procedures that a business uses is passwords. But the biggest downfall is that more often than not people choose weak passwords that are easy to figure out or they reuse the same password multiple times which can lead to a major security breach. Creating strong passwords that are different on each platform will help minimize the risk of a cyberattack. Making sure that the employees are using a 12 character long password, adding upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters will make it harder for a hacker to guess. Omitting personal information in the password like birthdates is also a plus. 

 Adding another layer of security  would be the use of multifactor authentication. In addition to entering your password, this method will prompt the user to verify their identity in more than one way and will also increase the level of security. This could be in the form of a one time SMS code, a token sent to your email, or a fingerprint scan. Multifactor authentication is a harder code to crack and will minimize the risk of online fraud.

Here at Sabat Age Consulting we hope that this mini cyber threat series helps you learn about what possible attacks are out there, how to identify them, and protect against them. We know that this can be a task that not all companies have time to implement themselves. Call us today to set up an appointment and we will help you get a plan into place.