We’ve had years of using passwords for various different apps and programs but businesses are still being left wide-open by employees that are using predictable passwords.
It seems hard to believe that in analysis undertaken by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) they found 123456 was the most widely-used password on breached accounts. In actual fact it was used 23 million times!
It might not come as quite a shock that Liverpool tops the Premier League Football list when it comes to the most guessable passwords.
And yes…we’ve seen these with our own eyes too!
Educating Your Employees On Password Management
One of the things that you can do to reduce the threat caused by your employees is to educate them about password management. We know it’s not the most interesting of subjects but it’s vital to help you to secure your IT environment and reduce the risks of all types of cyber-attacks.
Many smaller businesses seem to have an ‘it won’t happen to us’ attitude but they are often prime targets because cyber-criminals know that and it’s much easier work for them.
Back in October 2018, insurance group Hiscox published a study to
highlight the number of attempted cyber-attacks on UK small businesses every day. They found that while most attempts fail, a small business in the UK is successfully hacked every 19 seconds! They also found that cyber breaches cost the average small business £25,700 in basic ‘clear up’ costs every year.
Talk to us about Password Management in your organisation before your employees predictable passwords cause your business problems.