While many companies are quick to blame their employees for data breaches and exposed information, studies show that nearly one in three major CEO is guilty of leaking company information themselves. This includes services they access with company email that has been hacked in the past where their information is part of the service that has leaked.
In the past year alone, more than 50% of businesses have experienced a cyber attack, and experts estimate that similar trends will exist in 2018. Until large numbers of businesses are able to commit to implementing security tools and best practices company wide, cyber attacks are going to continue to be profitable, and therefore existent. Take a look at some of the expecting trends in the cybersecurity world for 2018.
Internet security is of the utmost importance these days, as the majority of our important transactions happen over the internet. While this creates convenience in our everyday lives, it does leave our information at a potential risk. Here are the most common ways that your information may be at risk, and how you can take precautions.
Whether you work for a small company or a giant enterprise, password integrity and data management should always be an important aspect of an IT professional’s job. Employees are constantly putting the business at risk through poor password management, using outside devices to access the network, and clicking on questionable links. They address their own productivity needs before those of the company; it often isn’t intentional or malicious, but in trying to work more productively, employees often put corporate information at risk.
Educating your employees on the importance of cyber security is the most beneficial thing that you can do to protect your business. A large majority of security incidents stem from employee made errors, so it is crucial to ensure that your workers are aware of these top 5 critical cybersecurity terms.
The idea of an “ideal” password has always been up for debate. Many experts have claimed that making complicated passwords that are often changed is the ideal way to go, requiring users to create unique login credentials across the different platforms they use. However, now the National Institute of Standards and Technology has revised its guidelines for ideal password creation, and the new rules might surprise you.