Psychology Of Passwords: Neglect Is Helping Hackers Win

Password Hygiene, Fears Around Unauthorized Access

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The cyber security threats facing enterprises have never been greater than today. In the time it takes for you to read this sentence, there will be approximately 180 data records stolen, with more than five million records breached daily. Big-name organizations continue to fall victim, showing that no enterprise is immune. Those who’ve been breached pay dearly, due in large part that it takes months, on average, to identify a breach and additional weeks to contain it.

New research finds that while these global threats continue to skyrocket, password behaviors at work and home largely remain the same. Though 50% of Australians understand the need to protect key accounts with stronger passwords, nearly 60% reuse passwords because they are worried they will forget them.

In this e-book, entitled “Psychology Of Passwords: Neglect Is Helping Hackers Win,” readers will learn how psychology plays into password security, including:

  • The reality of workplace password hygiene
  • How Type A and B personalities approach password security
  • Which online accounts result in more secure password behaviors

Be sure to download this e-book today, for additional insight on global differences in password creation, and the organizational “burden” of making password management an automated and simplified experience.