Worse still, the regulator – which published a report based on a survey of 1,805 people aged 16 and over – found that a staggering one in four (26%) UK adults used birthdays or names as passwords for access to online services.
We try to force password policies on all our contractual clients, as far as I am concerned this is a must for every customer no matter how big or how small. If the client was to get hacked and have some data leakage, they would be looking to blame someone and I don’t want that to be their IT supplier. With a good password policy it significantly reduces the risk of a basic password hack.
When was the last time you changed your password? Do you use the same password for lots of things? Do you even know how to change your password? Not only does this make your network susceptible to hacking, it can leave you open to identity theft.
Many companies have dormant accounts that also pose a massive security hole, when was the last time you had a clean up of your network user accounts? Do you tell your IT supplier when users have left your organisation? Do you have a leaver policy that incorporates your IT systems?
At Fusion we can help implement a none intrusive customer orientated password policy that will assist in making sure that you stay protected.