Create a password policy
Most of us know the importance of strong passwords, but that doesn’t stop us using the same easily guessable phrase we’ve been using for years. We’re only human, after all.
Unfortunately, this also poses a huge security risk. Research from the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) revealed that the 100,000 most commonly used passwords were responsible for millions of breaches worldwide.
So what does a good password policy look like?
Start by using unpredictable passwords. The NCSC recommends using ‘three random words’, that are memorable but not easy to guess, in combination. Then, set up different passwords for each account you use – secure password management tools like LastPass are great if you struggle with remembering them. Also, use two-factor authentication (2FA) wherever possible. The NCSC has lots of great advice for small businesses around password security.