In Australia we are all adjusting to working remotely, and now more than ever cyber security has become very important.
There’s so much information being thrown at us we wanted to start with some simple advise on passwords.
We no longer have the additional layer of security our networks offer us, so we need to protect ourselves in this new environment. Hackers will take advantage at this time,and you will have potentially confidential client information on your home devices.
Its not uncommon for users to leave their passwords as the same password they received the day they started.
We all hate passwords, hate resetting them and fall into the trap of setting the same password across multiple platforms. If any of these platforms are breached, all of our applications are at risk.
We hate the IT guy that makes us reset passwords every 30 days. We have been told to make then stronger: use upper and lower cases. Numbers. Symbols. Don’t use sentences, don’t use words, etc.
So you end up with a password like Thi5i5myp@$$w0rd2020, and after the first time using it you have forgotten it.
Our recommendation is to use a passphrase: a random collection of common words. Like “Green marshmallows swim gracefully nextdoor “. This is a far stronger password and harder for hackers to crack.
So Go and change that simple Password now and be responsible and protect your data.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any further information or assistance.