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Effective password policies

Business & Management shares advice on how to protect valuable company data and hardware with better password management.

When the world’s worst passwords are published annually, there is a shared air of amusement that 123456 is still the most popular login. But for businesses, good passwords are integral to protecting confidentiality and reputation. In October, it was revealed that the Yahoo hacking had extended to every user account – indicating that, with increased computing power, hackers can run ‘brute force’ attacks by checking random combinations at speed. No one wants their business exposed, least of all because half the workforce is using a dud password – and because in May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation will introduce much larger fines for security breaches. Here are our top tips for ditching bad password habits.

This is an extract from the Business & Management Magazine, Issue 260, December 2017. 

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