A business’s cybersecurity starts with their employee’s passwords. No amount of network security or locks can protect a business if the passwords that the company’s employees are using have been hacked. Here a few basic practices that you should teach yourself and your employees in order to avoid potential cybersecurity breaches.
- Change Passwords Frequently – we recommend that you require company password changes every 30 to 90 days.
- Password Requirements – it is best to require a mix of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and a symbol.
- Teach your employees to avoid using any personal information that may be guessed or found out in their passwords. This includes a pet or family member’s name, phone numbers and birthdates just to name a few.
- Make company policies around not sharing login information with coworkers. Every employee should use their own login information to complete their work.
- There are many websites out there that are waiting to steal personal data. Since you cannot control what websites your employees go to on their personal devices, it is a best practice to discourage your employees from using the same passwords in their work and personal lives.
Following these five tips is a great start to better secure your company’s data. For more information on ways to improve your business’s password security, contact First Call today!