A couple of months ago, Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Report confirmed that 80% of all successful network attacks take place because of weak credentials. We took that opportunity to review the best methods for creating a strong password. We’re glad we did, because a new study released last week shows that most employees are essentially on their own when it comes to their password behavior.
Despite operating in a threat landscape where weak passwords pose a major security threat to organizations, many companies have no technology in place to enforce any password strength requirement.
A study from LastPass and Ovum reveals that more than half of IT executives surveyed rely on employees alone to monitor their own password behavior. About 61% of IT executives surveyed rely exclusively on employee education to enforce strong passwords, so employees are essentially on their own, with no technology in place to enforce any password strength requirement.
And those weren’t the only alarming takeaways:
Password security is a small part of the much larger holistic approach to security measures that make for true cybersecurity. If you’d like to learn more about what SLPowers can do to help you complete your security posture and ensure comprehensive protection for your company, we invite you to give us a call and discover what makes our approach to security better.