A truism of the modern workplace is that your employees underestimate the risk that their password habits present to your enterprise. Indeed, a study of password habits by CSID in 2012 showed that more than 60 percent of respondents used the same password on multiple sites. Even worse, nearly 45 percent of those respondents said they changed their password less than once each year.
Poor password habits are the root cause of many data breaches, even when you maintain good data security otherwise. Here are five bad habits your employees should omit from the workplace immediately.
1. Using the Same Password Across Multiple Sites
Even knowing the risks associated with poor password management, many employees in the study said they still felt secure doing so, indicating a lack of education about basic cyber security safety.
2. Never Updating Passwords
3. Checking the “Remember Me” Option
4. Emailing Passwords
5. Not Having a Password System
Although each of these habits has its reasons for existing, breaking them is an important component of establishing true information security protection for your enterprise. Contact us today to request an enterprise risk assessment and vulnerability assessment.