Two out of three people still use the same password to access almost everything. Also, staff choose what information they think is important and what isn’t. Although everyone knows using the same password is risky, they still do it across accounts.
Therefore, if one of your devices is compromised, the hacker gains access to not only that user information, but also to your network and data.
I’ve seen organizations using very basic passwords, with not even the minimum security requirements established by IT best practices. Worst, they’ve remained the same for years, because people refuse to change their passwords every so often.
We might think that using fingerprints and other similar methods provide a safer environment, however, a chain is as strong as its weakest link.
It is not the devices we use that represent a liability, it’s people’s knowledge and behaviour.
If your staff falls into this category, we need to course correct this conduct now, and get your business on the right track.
The sooner the better.