Boost Your Cyber Security with One Simple Solution

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Use complex, secure passwords to boost your security.

There are plenty of intensive ways to increase your company’s cyber security such as using VPNs or implementing firewalls. But the easiest way to quickly boost your cyber security is to encourage your employees to use complex, secure passwords.

Software Advice, a trusted firm for software buyers, conducted a survey of 192 employees and found that 44 percent of employees are not confident about the strength of their passwords. The firm also found that one third of employees surveyed reuse passwords or use the same password for multiple log ins. This is especially dangerous because it allows hackers to access multiple accounts via a single stolen password.

Encourage, or even require, your employees to use strong passwords. Strong passwords should be at least eight characters long and mix upper and lowercase letters and numbers. Using common names or words is a bad idea, since a common hacker technique is to use dictionary hacking that attempts common word and number combinations.