As more and more businesses turn to remote work, employees are creating more potential opportunities for hackers to strike. We encourage all companies no matter the industry to have a comprehensive cybersecurity plan that involves training for all employees.
At Mule Force, our Employee Training services highlight best practices around password management, email security, social engineering and more. In this blog post, we will be sharing a few recommendations you should consider in your next cybersecurity strategy meeting.
Password management is a vital component of cybersecurity. It goes without saying that you should never reveal your personal or professional passwords with anyone. In order for someone to truly hack you, they need only 15% of your password. It’s recommended every strong password be at least 8 characters long and not include any personal information. Incorporating uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers and other special characters can only help with security purposes. LastPass is a great tool for password management and security. The platform allows you to auto-pilot all your passwords so they are in one secure location.
Based on the information shared above, your email password should be secure and updated regularly. A two-factor authentication can also help in this category. While it may sound rather official, most email platforms offer this extra step of protection. That way if hackers do figure out your password the two-step authentication will stop them from obtaining access.
Another thing to consider when it comes to email security is ‘phishing emails’. This is a very popular method for hackers to steal your information. Hackers will bait you with emails asking you to log in to your account. But in actuality you will be providing them with your email address and password.
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