How secure is your password and what is the current advice for password best practice?
Knowing that you need to make sure your password is "secure" or "very strong" is advice that is frequently ignored and replaced with needing a password that you can easily remember.
"123456" and "password" continued to hold the top spot #1 and #2 respectively in 2018
There are reasons for keeping passwords as secure as possible though (and not using the same password for every login!)
Why do we need secure passwords?
Not having one really defeats the object of having one at all, your company could be spending a large amount of money on cyber-security efforts that could be being completely wasted by having staff using "password" to access your system. The implementation of 2FA or MFA across critical systems could mitigate the issue to a point, but asking staff to follow simple best practice in respect of passwords should be a minimal expectation.
Having a secure password is the starting point for a secure system. So, what are the top tips or best practice for a secure password?
LP Networks Top Do’s & Don’ts of password security
Do use a mixture of letters, numbers and special characters
Do regularly change your passwords – every month preferably