Security Experts Commented On Computer Security Day

Did you know today is Computer Security day? The first time this day was celebrated was in 1988 and a lot has changed since then with Cybercriminals techniques growing more and maybe ore sophisticated every year – but how can we stay safe whilst working?

Experts Comments

Security awareness must ultimately become a priority if businesses are to protect workers in the home office.

Cybercriminals’ techniques have grown incredibly sophisticated since the first Computer Security Day in 1988, with news of a data breach now seeming like a daily occurrence. The transition to widespread remote work has done little to slow things down, and the recent Government guidance on remote working means businesses must remain vigilant. Much to the frustration of IT teams, security best …..Read More

Cybercriminals’ techniques have grown incredibly sophisticated since the first Computer Security Day in 1988, with news of a data breach now seeming like a daily occurrence. The transition to widespread remote work has done little to slow things down, and the recent Government guidance on remote working means businesses must remain vigilant. Much to the frustration of IT teams, security best practices can often take a back seat for employees and many breaches are caused by simple yet avoidable mistakes, such as password reuse or failing to change default credentials. With research revealing 85% of IT and security professionals are looking to reduce the number of passwords employees are using, Computer Security Day serves as a reminder to make these changes sooner rather than later. Employing passwordless authentication, which relies on single sign-on and biometric solutions, will help to minimise password-related issues by removing the need to type in a password when accessing devices and applications. Security awareness must ultimately become a priority if businesses are to protect workers in the home office. Reducing the number of passwords that employees need to remember and employing technologies, such as password managers and multifactor authentication, will go a long way in helping to prevent information from falling into the wrong hands.  Read Less