We all use passwords; however, they aren’t the best security. Security experts are now recommending that passwords exceed 16 characters in length and include capital, lowercase, numbers, and special characters.
Chances are many of your employees (who are working from home on private servers) are still using “1234” or their middle name; you get the idea. And most likely, they’re sharing one password across multiple types of accounts, including both personal and business accounts.
In the future, I expect to see passwords replaced. We’re already witnessing cloud providers and enterprise companies moving to “Dual Authentication.” Simply put, this means having something and knowing something. The simplest way to do this seems to be getting a text to your phone (something you have to have on you at the moment)—a one-time password only you know, which lasts for just a few minutes.
This article explains where passwords came from and why they don’t work. Especially now, with the working-from-home, make sure your team is aware and on board with the best practices for accessing company data. You can’t afford for your data to be compromised!