Are Your Employees' Passwords Easy to Hack?

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Cyberattacks are an inevitability in today's highly-connected world, but becoming a victim to them is not. Data security best practices that help ward off potential attackers can go a long way toward protecting your business.

Here's a quick overview of some solutions you can implement as part of your security arsenal.

Require Authentication

If your employees can access your network or database without authentication, imagine how easily a hacker could get in. Login credentials like strong passwords can go a long way toward keeping bad actors out of your database. Here's what your organization can do to step up your authentication game.

  1. Establish company-wide rules — Your employees can't follow the rules if you haven't made any. Require your employees to create passwords and usernames that are difficult to guess. For common passwords to avoid (like 12345, starwars and password), check out this list from Fortune.
  2. Provide a management tool — We've all experienced the frustration of a password we suddenly can't remember. A password manager can help your employees keep track of the passwords they've created.
  3. Enable encryption — Hackers can access usernames and passwords when employees relay them to others. Require employees to use encrypted channels whenever they're sharing passwords or other sensitive information within your network.

Try Managed IT Services

Maintaining database and network security is a full-time position that many SMB leaders can't fit into their already busy schedules, and company IT resources may not stretch far enough. Managed IT Services can take over the responsibility of maintaining network security, giving you more time and peace of mind to focus on growing your company.

You need time to grow your business, but you can't ignore security. For help locking down your network and company documents, contact MBM Technology Solutions to learn more about Managed IT Services today.