Whether they will admit it or not, most people have really bad password habits. They use passwords that are too simple, too easy to guess and they use them for too many accounts. A 2019 study showed nearly seven out of ten people share passwords with colleagues and more than half reuse the same passwords for personal and work accounts. The bottom line: your employees don’t have a good system or strategy to manage the hundreds of passwords we all need and that is putting your organization at risk. Utilizing a password manager can solve all those issues and greatly enhance your security. In this episode of the CYBER24 podcast, presented by VLCM, we take a look at the benefits of a password manager and how to choose the right one for your situation.
The top 10 most common passwords were:123456
2019 State of Password and Authentication Security Behaviors Report, which compiled results from a survey of 1,761 IT and IT security practitioners:
- 69% share passwords with colleagues to access accounts
- 51% reuse passwords across their business and personal accounts
- 57% who have experienced a phishing attack have not changed their password behaviors
- 67% do not use any form of two-factor authentication in their personal life, and 55% do not use it at work
- 57% expressed a preference for a login method that does not involve the use of passwords
- Anthony Booyse of Sophos
- Dan Schuyler of VLCM
This episode of Cyber24 was sponsored in-part by Sophos Phish Threat. Information security is only as secure as your weakest link, attackers relentlessly target end users with spear-phishing, spam, and socially engineered attacks. More than 90% of ransomware attacks are delivered via these types of email messages. Sophos Phish Threat emulates basic and advanced phishing attacks to help you identify areas of weakness in your organization’s security posture. Learn more at vlcm.com/phish.
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