Spread the Message Beyond the Experts
Blog Article Published: 10/28/2015
By Andrew Wild, Chief Information Security Officer, Lancope October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. But if you’re reading this blog, chances are good that you are an experienced information security professional and that you’re focused on awareness every month! So, how do you explain security awareness to others, especially co-workers, family members and friends that are not information technology experts? In this article, I will share some of the tips that I pass along to my family and friends. Passwords A funny but accurate analogy I’ve read on the Internet that seems to work with non-IT folks is: Passwords are like underwear…
- Change them often.
- Don’t share them with anyone.
- The longer the better.
- Don’t leave them on your desk.
- Ensure you create a strong password. There is a lot of information on the Internet that defines a strong password.
- Don’t reuse passwords. Many people still use the same password on multiple accounts. Stress the importance of not reusing password across accounts.
- Don’t share your password with anyone. Surprisingly to IT security professionals, there are many people that don’t know that support staff from an organization will never ask you to give them your password.