Good cybersecurity practices for this summer

Good cybersecurity practices for this summer

One of the most recent reports of Seresco’s cybersecurity team describes how more than 8 billion passwords have been published in forums for hackers, and that these passwords constitute compilations of passwords stolen in different computer attacks over the course of time. Cyber-criminals use varied and increasingly sophisticated techniques and tools for attacking credentials.

Moreover, users do not always make this task more difficult for them in that they usually lapse into bad practices that jeopardize the company’s security as well as that of its employees, such as:

• Using the same password for different services
• Generating weak passwords, easy to remember and to attack
• Utilizing personal information as passwords, such as date of birth, taxpayer ID number, etc.
• Writing them down on paper or in unencrypted files
• Saving the passwords in websites or in the browser
• Using simple patterns. These patterns wind up becoming popular, which makes things easier for the cyber-criminals.

It is essential to avoid lapsing into these errors, and instead to use robust passwords. Moreover, it is advisable to make use of the multi-factor authentication whenever the service permits it, and to use password managers. Nevertheless, the ideal practice is to change your password every six months

Good cybersecurity practices for this summer

Likewise, we must remind workers that they must not use their company’s email address, i.e., their professional email, to register for external services that are not related with their corporate context. Moreover, they are not permitted to install programs without their company’s prior knowledge and consent. 

There are innumerable computer attacks with different variants that have sprung up in recent years and continue to increase. For this reason, Seresco’s cybersecurity team has developed a unique support service for its clients, in order to guarantee the protection of companies’ most important assets: their information and their collaborators.