Do You have Bad Cybersecurity Habits?

Bad Cybersecurity HabitsHas it been a very long time since you changed your passwords? Do you use the same password across multiple platforms? Is your password predictable?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, you should be reevaluating how you view cybersecurity.

A recent article found on SC Media details the results of a survey on cybersecurity habits conducted by OpenVPN. Unfortunately, their findings aren’t promising.

According to the article, 25% of full-time employees use the same password across various applications. Additionally, 23% admitted to “very frequently clicking on links before verifying they lead to a website they intended to visit.”

Ultimately, bad cybersecurity habits can easily lead to damaging breaches both personal and professional. A bad string of passwords can provide a hacker access to emails, bank accounts and valuable, internal documents.

So, how do we combat this problem?

Education is crucial — in today’s age, it is entirely unacceptable for anybody to use the same password across multiple platforms. We recommend using a password manager like LastPass.

A decent password manager is an excellent and simple first line of defense against cyber attacks. It makes it easy to store passwords in a secure location while giving the user the ability to change and randomize all existing logins.

Click here to read the full article on SC Media and to get more valuable data regarding OpenVPN’s survey on cybersecurity.

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