The New Year is the perfect time for reflecting, organizing and setting goals. Whether you're looking to learn a new language, working to rid your home of clutter or hoping to lose a few pounds, it feels good to start fresh and improve your quality of life as a new year rolls in.
Businesses can also benefit from initiating various forms of self improvement. In fact, these first few months of 2017 are the perfect time for companies of all sizes and industries to take a step back and carefully evaluate a component vital for business
health and security: employee passwords.
It's an unfortunate reality, however even non-malicious, well-intentioned employees can cause serious harm to businesses. No matter how much your company spends on cybercrime prevention or how many cybersecurity professionals you may employ, all it takes is one employee to introduce a security weakness (such as a weak password) and your entire security chain can come crumbling down.
To protect the security of your business and prevent hackers from penetrating your network, make a resolution to \"clean house\" this year and conduct a company-wide password audit. In particular, be sure to outline the following three best practices with your employees:
To read the full article head over to Cyber Defense Magazine.