Passwords are as tricky to create and manage as they are vital to your daily life – both in and out of the office. Passwords grant you access to your email accounts, your office systems, and programs, your banking information, your social media: your personal and professional lives pretty much run on passwords. That’s why you need to develop the right habits to keep them strong and keep your data safe.
Check out our latest Coffee Break With Fuelled Video to learn about the most important password habits you should have:
Be Careful Where You Enter Passwords
Make sure that you and your employees know that all reputable URLs start with https rather than just HTTP. If it’s an unsecured site, you shouldn’t enter your password on it.
Stick To Internet Connections You Can Trust
Be careful when connecting to unsecured public wi-fi networks. Without a VPN in place, someone else could be spying on your data and activity on an unsecured network. Only enter passwords on trusted connections, like at home and work.
Protect Your Devices
Make sure to log out of your accounts when you’re not using them. Otherwise, you could make it easy for others to access your data if the device is stolen.
Keep Your Systems Updated
Software updates are not only to improve the functionality of the software; they also serve as a patch for recently identified vulnerabilities that can be exploited by hackers.
Enable Multifactor Authentication
Multi-Factor Authentication is a great way to add an extra layer of protection to existing systems and account logins. 45% of polled businesses began using MFA in 2018, compared to 25% the year prior.
By requiring a second piece of information like a randomly-generated numerical code sent by text message, you’re better able to ensure that the person using your employee’s login credentials is actually who they say they are. Biometrics like fingerprints, voice, or even iris scans are also options, as are physical objects like keycards.
Need assistance managing your password policies and cybersecurity as a whole? The Fuelled Networks team of cybersecurity experts is available to help you make sure you have the best solutions and processes in place to stay secure. Get in touch with our team to learn more.