Every IT Department worth their salt has a password policy that their employees are required to adhere to. In reality though, your password policy is broken and it won't keep your company secure...
After a year that was full to the brim with high profile enterprise data breaches, it’s unsurprising that password security is a hot topic as we venture through 2016.
There’s been a number of announcements from enterprise organisations in the last few months about new, innovative ways they intend to replace passwords and better-secure customer accounts, without compromising ease of access.
It’s common knowledge that employees are the weakest link in corporate security, with their poor practices being responsible for 65% of the causes of data breaches. However, a study by Absolute has found it’s actually a subset of users, Millennials, who are the worst offenders and pose the greatest risk to your organisation.
2015 was a bumper year for data breaches, with 475 million records being stolen across the most-severe 200 hacks. TalkTalk, Ashley Madison, Carphone Warehouse, Rakuten & LINE Corp all hit the headlines for high-profile data breaches. Most hacks don’t make the news, but with a whopping 30,000 websites being attacked everyday, it’s imperative that the level of security assurance in your organisation is sufficient to mitigate the risks.
Many companies are still not adequately protecting their data from security breaches. The following are the six biggest risks to the security of your company’s data, and the solutions that minimise risk of exposure.
The threat of a data breach has evolved along with the development of technology, and many companies are not adapting sufficiently to what is becoming an embarrassing and costly issue for the majority of businesses.
Forgetting passwords is a common problem, but one woman thought forgetting her laptop password was enough of an emergency to call the police.
On the 10th of July a new bug was announced in the OpenSSL library. This is the library used by many websites and tools to manage TLS/SSL.
So the big question is - is it actually safe for your employees to use security questions as a way to authenticate or recover account access? The short answer is no, it's bad for business. Below we examine why, and what you can do about it if it's already prevalent in your business.
“What city were you born in?” and “What is your father’s middle name?” when asked together block 99% of attackers with 10 attempts from gaining access to secure online accounts, but can employees in your company remember what they put as the answer? Apparently, 41% cannot.