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Password Hygiene - What You Need to Know

Hello Future Customer,


We're happy to have you here for our Weekly Security Tip. As your company should be committed to providing your employees with information on how to protect themselves from cybercrime, we would like to use this opportunity to offer some further guidance on current challenges as in October we observe CyberSecurity Awareness Month. Therefore, the topic of this week is "Password Hygiene"


Why Is It Important?


80% of data breaches are password-related.

62.9% of people who use the Internet only change their passwords when asked to.

51% of individuals and 49% of IT security professionals share passwords to access company accounts.

● Despite the fact that 92% of people are aware that using the same password or a variation thereof is risky, 65% still frequently use the same password or a variation.


Tips & Tricks that you can implement right away to ensure password safety


Create Strong Passwords. Long, complicated, random passwords, made of 12 characters are best. When creating a password or passphrase, don't include personal information a cybercriminal could guess.


Don’t Reuse Passwords. Reusing passwords puts several accounts at danger, thus creating a unique password for each online account decreases the danger of compromise.


Use a Password Manager. Password managers safeguard your password and in addition, many password managers can also generate passwords depending on

parameters.


Use Multi-Factor Authentication. If available, utilize Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to secure online accounts. Cybercriminals will have a harder difficulty accessing your account with multiple means of verification, even if your password is hacked.


Change your passwords often. Passwords should be changed every 90–180 days, depending on the security of the account, unless you have reason to believe the password has been hacked.


Thanks and stay safe!


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