Cybercrime continues to spike, with an overwhelming percentage of the global workforce working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many of these attacks are being seen using employee accounts and potentially compromising company data due to a lack of password protection. According to data on cybercrime predictions, the World Economic Forum found that misinformation, deepfakes and cryptocurrencies are an area of concern.
With cybercriminals vying for frequently used remote login servers and a lack of proper IT service management, your setup may be less secure than the IT infrastructures in other offices. Keeping your eyes open is essential to protect your company from cyber-attacks.
Employees are easy victims because they are prone to selecting easy-to-guess, frequently used passwords. Companies do not enforce additional security measures like multi-factor authentication. Having an MFA could make a massive difference to your technical arsenal.
If a server becomes compromised, attackers can access your company’s infrastructure and impersonate employees through phishing and ransomware attacks.
Here are some hints to prevent cyber-attacks you’ll want to know:
- Make passwords at least 12 characters long
- Include a variety of letter casings, symbols, and numbers
- Avoid words from the dictionary or common personal facts (birthdays, names, cars, etc.)
- Consider passphrases with unexpected letter/word/symbol substitutions.
Need assistance protecting passwords and your company’s remote IT services from cyber-attacks? Contact 1R Technologies to consult about our service offerings as a premier Managed Service Provider.