February 1st is annually recognized as National Change Your Password Day and has been every year since 2012.
It’s good to have reminders to change your passwords, as organization’s often should have setup for your logins and accounts. It’s also important not to be complacent and fall into a false sense of security that your logins and accounts are safe by just changing your password once a year.
No organization or sector is immune from being the target of a cyber attack. With the increased focus on attacks on third-party services and vendors, especially data storage, file transfers and even password management tools themselves, it’s obvious you can’t rely on just changing your password once a year to protect your logins and organization.
There are many reasons why just changing your password once a year with a prompt isn’t enough to protect your accounts and maintain strong cyber posture individually and as an organization:
- Creating weak passwords
- Re-using old passwords or modifying old ones
- AI allows cyber criminals to crack most moderate levels of passwords easily
Instead of just simply changing your password today, use National Change Your Password Day to implement other important password protection habits that will enhance your cyber posture both individually and as an organization.
Strong password policies is just one piece of advice our cyber experts gave during our webinar Creating Cyber Resiliency: Policies, Procedures and Planning
Our experts explain the importance of strong passwords in the above clip but also discuss taking additional steps beyond strong passwords as well.
Watch the clip and download the full webinar to watch on-demand for free today to learn more about building a strong cyber posture and culture as an organization through polices and procedures.