Complex Passwords Are Necessary for Secure Operations
IT consulting in San Francisco that doesn’t push clients into creating secure passwords isn’t worth your time. Here’s the thing: roughly 50% of small businesses were victims of cyberattacks in 2015. If that weren’t enough, the vast majority of small businesses use incredibly simple passwords. Why? Passwords are hard to remember, and it can be irritating to forget them, get locked out, and have to call a help desk in order to gain access to basic systems. But this level of security is absolutely integral. Not convinced? Do you know what the most common passwords of 2016 were?
Do any of them look familiar? They come from a list of the top 25 passwords of last year. If you think these aren’t being used by high-powered organizations at the top of economic and political power, you’re dead wrong. Guess what the DNC’s password was? If you guessed “password,” you’re correct. Well, apparently, there’s quite a bit of dispute on this. There are some sources saying passwords like “Obamain08” were used.
A Teenager Could Hack an Insecure Business
Here’s the point: if you sat down for 10 minutes and thought critically, you could’ve hacked into the DNC; one of the United States’ two most primary political parties. Additionally, as untrustworthy as the media is, who knows what the bad password really was? All that’s known is the DNC got hacked, and that was a major factor in their candidate losing the election. But maybe it’s a good thing they lost, because when a teenager with a cellphone could crack a password given free time and boredom, perhaps that party shouldn’t be ultimately in charge of national security. A password should be something that can’t be cracked without a sort of encryption-cracking protocol illegal to source in the first place. If it is, it’s a bad password.
IT consulting in San Francisco is going to require that you have a decent password if that consulting is worth anything. You want protections of this variety, and that’s’ just the tip of the iceberg.
You should additionally expect to have available protections which dispel intrusion of malware, adware, spyware, and other viral components designed specifically to undermine businesses. You especially need protection from ransomware— remember, San Francisco public transit was hacked by a ransomware group in late 2016.
There’s no business that’s immune. As a matter of fact, the more high-profile you are, the more vulnerable you are. If you haven’t been successfully hacked, it’s possible hackers have unsuccessfully fired their hacking bullets at your organization metaphorically. If they’ve missed and you didn’t have requisite protections, the only term for that is luck. When those hacking bullets hit home, it can undermine your whole operation. Given the current political and economic uncertainty across the market, you would be well-advised to acquire top-tier security.
When you’re on the hunt for IT consulting in San Francisco that understands the dangers, and how to protect against them, you might contact us at OneClick Solutions Group. Not only do we offer top-tier security solutions including well-designed passwords, we also have a bevy of other tech solutions designed to protect your interests. Contact us today to learn more.