Data Breach Prevention Pci .pliance Tip Of The

Business Happy Friday everyone! It’s been another week in the trenches talking to merchants and corporations about PCI .pliance and data breach prevention. I’m doing a weekly blog summarizing some key observations. My objective with this blog is to bolster knowledge, dispel myths, and spread valuable information on various topics within the PCI .pliance realm. Data Breach Prevention/PCI .pliance Tip of the Week: Change your default passwords! A stifling amount of large data breaches involving sensitive information center around a .mon and highly preventable mistake; not changing default passwords! This is one of the top methods of attack that hackers use to penetrate a network. In fact, password breach is consistently near the top of the list of data breach root causes. Lets take a look at the top 5 most .mon default passwords: 1.Password 2.changeme 3.wel.e 4.password1 5.abc123 Not changing default passwords is akin to leaving the key in your front door at night. Hackers can easily cycle through .mon passwords. Once they crack a password on one system; they immediately try the same password on other systems. All too often, they’ll find success with each subsequent breach attempt. Password Tips: Many of the people I spoke to this week did not have a policy that addressed password changes or .plexity. A surprisingly large amount of people fail to realize that a strong password policy can significantly reduce the risk of a data breach. Now that you have this weeks data breach prevention tip, let us go over some strong password selection criteria. Do NOT use a variation of your name Do NOT use a variation of your .panys name or product Do NOT use the name of a local entity (i.e. local icons, sports teams, etc.) Do NOT use the same password that you use for multiple accounts (i.e. FB, Twitter, online banking, etc.) REMEMBER that length and variation are both essential in formulating a data breach immune password. A password with three characters has 857,000 possibilities while a password with seven characters has over 69 trillion. Adding just a couple more characters to your password leads to an exponential increase in password security. Stay tuned next week for another Data Breach Prevention/PCI .pliance Tip! About the Author: 相关的主题文章: