Password DayMake Your Passwords Secure Again!

In the spirit of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Terranova wants to take this opportunity to highlight the importance of talking with your employees about password safety. Cyber criminals strive to infiltrate our networks and weak passwords are a way in. Empowering your employees with cyber security awareness training is an excellent way to teach best practices for password creation and protection.

Here are 4 password management best practices:

1. Your password should be at least 8 characters long and include letters, numbers, and symbols.

2. Create a passphrase by joining different words, making it harder for cyber criminals to guess your password.

3. Do not share your password with anyone, this include your helpdesk.

4. Each device and application require a unique password. Do not reuse passwords.

With the right tools and training, your workforce becomes your strongest link. Help them achieve such a standing by engaging them in your cyber security awareness initiative. This viral video is an interesting way to start the conversation and add value to your overall security awareness program and help your workforce protect confidential data!

Don’t let your users do like Kanye!

Instill long-term behavioral change!

Behavioral change involves a spectrum of factors, including the culture of an organization, the motivation stemming from both workforce and leaders, as well as the selection of learning opportunities that are made available to each member.