Unless you have been living off the grid for the past year, you have heard of the massive increase in cybercrimes. One of the easiest ways for a hacker to get into your computer is by guessing your password. Think your password is secure? Are you aware that it takes less than 2 seconds to crack a simple 7-character password? Or that it takes only 13-hours to crack a simple 10-character password. But it takes a seasoned hacker over 10-centuries to hack a 12-character password that includes a space. So how do you keep your data as save as possible by creating a solid password?
Pendello Solutions takes security very seriously. We know the stats and know just how easily data can be hacked. Our team is also aware of how treacherous a breach can be to you and your clients. A recent study by IBM found that a current security breach cost a company an average of $7.9 million. This is why we recommend stringent password requirements.
Pendello Solution’s Minimum Password Standards:
- 12 characters (spaces encouraged)
- Utilize a phrase (spaces encouraged, crazy characters optional)
- Ensure your Email password is different than all other accounts: Facebook, Instagram, Google, Dropbox, bank accounts, credit cards, and online shopping sites
- Make sure your password is not a common password (e.g., Password1, P@$$word! – click here for more ineffective password options)
These standards may seem like a hassle but is this minor inconvenience worth $7.9 million or even your entire business? A security breach has the potential to cost you everything, so a quick password change hopefully won’t seem so annoying. For any assistance changing your password, or to better understand the current security risks, contact your technology team at Pendello Solutions.