IANS Faculty Cyber Awareness Month Tips:  Reduce Password Compromise Risk

October 31, 2023 | By Olivia Rose

Studies have found that a whopping 90% of professionals still utilize the same password and username over multiple business and personal accounts setting the stage for multiple types of attacks that exploit weak password security.

As part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, IANS Faculty members take center stage to offer tips and insights focusing on the key security issues that immediately improve security health. In this short video clip, IANS Faculty member Olivia Rose discusses how to improve your password security and offers tips for managing secure passwords.

Gain an understanding of how reusing password and user names exposes your work and personal accounts to attack. Watch our helpful video with Olivia Rose, just one of our many globally recognized Faculty security practitioners.

How to Improve Password Security

Here’s Olivia’s take on reducing the chances of password compromise:

It's important to understand that your data is very valuable, and you may not realize it. You may think, ‘I keep my username over here and my password is different’. But there are tools out there that attackers have been using for years that actually correlate the two. Because they are human, people tend to use the same username and password across their different applications.

How IANS Faculty Expertise Benefits You

Cybersecurity today is faced with a myriad of complex challenges, and the IANS Faculty will help you make informed security decisions that protect your business. By focusing on the tips in this Faculty video, you can strengthen your organization’s security posture and your own.

Whether you need guidance on program direction, a tie-breaking opinion on architectural considerations, tool implementation advice, a comprehensive security assessment, a penetration test, or mapping controls to a regulatory standard, we are a trusted partner to provide the best decision support for your security team.

Our mission is to help you make better, faster decisions, grow professionally, and stay compliant. Get in touch with IANS to learn more about how we can help move your security program forward.


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