According to the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report for Second Half 2013, email was the fourth most commonly used transmission vector by malicious infection attempts on Microsoft computers during that period. This includes malware-infected emails and phishing emails.
Passwords are the cornerstone of cyber security. The problem is that users tend not to follow the recommended best practices to make their passwords secure. Additionally, passwords can be leaked due to security breaches. For instance, 68 million Dropbox user credentials were stolen in an incident in 2012. Since such risks are escalating, organisations have been working hard to find better alternatives whose effectiveness varies. Even though passwords may not completely be replaced anytime soon, these alternatives will, without a doubt, provide much-needed additional security layers.
Topics: Cyber security
Dropbox last month advised users who have not changed their passwords since mid-2012 to come up with new passwords after sensitive data from a security breach in 2012 resurfaced.
Employees come and go; it is a stark reality of the corporate world. Unfortunately, half of employees who leave their jobs also take confidential corporate data with them according to research conducted by Symantec in 2013. And 40% of them intend to use such data in their new jobs. You need to take proactive measures to protect your data when your employees move on, because the consequences could be severe for your business if you don’t.