One of the biggest responsibilities for our IT consulting company near Boston is keeping IT networks secure. Whether it’s a few PCs or hundreds on your IT network, there’s one thing that can separate your system from being compromised: a great password.
Why? Hackers want access to anything and everything. If they can guess your user name and password, you might as well have given them your wallet and the keys to your building.
Before we talk about what makes a good password, let’s begin with the first of five things to know and practice in using passwords.
1. Don’t be complacent: Attacks can and do happen.
Hackers are a devious bunch and will stop at nothing to get into your network and files. They use three different methods to get to you: brute force, dictionary attacks, and social engineering. (more…)