Poor password practices not just compromise the security of individual users, they can actually toss an entire organization under the dark shadows of malware and phishing attacks. It’s a no brainer that malware and phishing scams contribute to more than half the percentage of overall global online security breaches. Since directly related to the strength and management of the backdoor password, you must game-up healthy password practices to make the web a less dangerous place.
A troubling problem that almost all organizations have a hard time dealing with is ‘unaware and ignorant employees’. Such staff members can accidentally open the gateway for malware that can spread to the entire network from a single festered device. Therefore, invest and focus on educating your employees about the importance of not sharing the password with anyone and not opening the company’s account from any other system outside the company’s security surveillance. Having said that, the following password practices are the healthiest ways to protect your privacy and that of the users as well.
- All IoT devices connected to the dvr should be exclusively secured with a different password for each one. Whether securing devices or email accounts of employees, every single one should have a different password.
- The password should be a long combination of about 12-20 unique characters. Coming up with so many unique passwords can be a tiresome process. Therefore, leave the task at the hands of your security team that may or may not choose to use AI for the purpose.
- Once the password is made long and unique, you should be able to keep a tab on employees behavior. Also, use AI techniques that can help you identify if anyone uses the official ID and password on a system outside the systems provided by the company. It will help in making sure that the software code that you are using remains least vulnerable to malware and virus attacks.
- Refrain from sharing the dvr password and the passwords of dvr connected devices and other email accounts with anyone. In fact, the system access passwords created for different networks should be shared with the employees working in the concerned department only. For example, the HR or marketing teams have nothing to do with the accounting and finance section. So, limit the access password of the financing network within the people working in that department. The same holds true for all other departments.
On a closing note, secure the database that contains users information with the help of a very strong backdoor password and guard the password with a two-step or multi-step authentication method for added security.