We have been using passwords since the 1960’s, where the origins of the internet date back to. Yet with the passing years our passwords have become weaker, and easier for cyber criminals to hack. Don’t think so? Does your password have a vowel? Does it contain the numbers 1 or 2 that are placed at the end? How about a capital letter at the beginning followed by a vowel?
I’ve been asked a couple of times in the nearby past by partners, customers and prospects that encryption would not be secure for millions of years as always being stated. Instead of this it would be possible to “break” encryption within seconds in a 15-20 years’ timeframe when quantum computers become reality.
Whether you’re ready to admit it or not, the holiday shopping season is upon us. Take a minute and ask yourself: what kind of shopper am I? Do you tend to finish your gift-giving excursions back in August, or will you be spending the night before your holiday scrounging for last minute ideas? Regardless of which bucket you fall into, there are two upcoming days dedicated solely to shoppers of all kinds: Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Do you use your mobile device for work? And if yes, is there a BYOD policy you’re required to follow? If not, you are not the only one. According to the study from BT, 98% of American organizations allow employees to use mobile devices for work purposes.