Making mistakes is part of being human. Even your most conscientious employees are bound to screw up at some point. But employee mistakes don’t have to be a gateway to cybersecurity disaster. Putting fail safes in place between your data and cybercriminals can mitigate the risk of employee errors.
While errors like misconfiguration and failure to patch software are dangerous, one particular source of employee error definitely tops the trouble list: passwords. In a recent survey, an outrageous 91% of employees admitted to reusing nor recycling passwords at work and between their work and home accounts, and password sharing is endemic.
Password compromise is by far the fastest, easiest way for cybercriminals to gain access to your systems and data. A password alone, even if it is updated regularly, will not provide strong protection for your systems and data – over 80% of breaches can be attributed to password hacking or password compromise.
Put extra protection between your business and employee errors like poorly made passwords by adding a secure identity and access management solution like Passly to your security plan. An expert-endorsed best practice and a requirement for compliance in many industries, multifactor authentication is your strongest shield against these types of brute force hacking attacks.
Passly also includes other highly recommended security tools like simple remote access control for IT staffers, secure shared password vaults, and single sign-on LaunchPads for every user to boost your endpoint security. This multifunctional dynamo can dramatically reduce your threat risk from employee cybersecurity errors at a price that fits any budget.
Securing the access gateways to your company’s systems and data is the fastest, most effective way to prevent a small mistake from becoming an expensive cybersecurity disaster. Streamline access, improve endpoint security, and add the fail safes that you need to make sure that only the right people are accessing your systems and data in a flash with Passly.