- “While STRONG passwords remain a standard for cybersecurity best practices, more companies are starting to adopt multi-factor authentication (MFA) as an additional defense against data breaches and cyberattacks.” ~NCSA
- A September 2021 study conducted by CyberNews discovered that Eva was the most common name used in passwords.
- Google conducted a survey in 2019 which revealed that 43% of respondents have shared their password with someone.
Governments, companies, and academic institutions have spent billions over the last several years to improve their security posture. While an increase in spending on security is great, it means little if the individuals who you are trying to protect are the ones who are giving away the “keys to the kingdom” to the bad guys. Traditionally, security expenditures tend to go towards technical solutions. The following video highlights why investing in your employees, by way of educational programs and resources, is just as if not more important than purchasing the latest and greatest flashing box.
It is a well known fact that humans are the weakest link when it comes to information security. That is why social engineering is still one of the most effective ways to compromise an organization. A well developed security awareness program can help to defeat social engineering based attacks because when you know better, you do better!
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