The seven myths of cybersecurity: Strong passwords = strong security

The seven myths of cybersecurity: Strong passwords = strong security

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Most enterprises know that they need strong cybersecurity to protect their intellectual property and other valuable information – such as customer data.

Unfortunately – as with most threats – there is a certain amount of “fear-mongering” that accompanies discussions about cybersecurity and breaches. Corporate executives see the breaches and attacks that make it into the news, they hear a lot of noise about the security solutions and protocols that they need to put in place, and they receive a lot of misinformation about what is and isn’t effective for protecting their networks and data.

With so many voices in people’s ears, and a high level of fear about being the next victim of a breach, many executives start to confuse security fact from security fiction.

To help overcome this, we’re introducing a new series of infographics on Access Granted. These infographics are designed to dispel what we view as the seven myths that many people – including security teams and professionals – truly believe about cybersecurity, security solutions and authentication.

In our first infographic in the series, we look at why strong password policies that include the frequent changing of passwords really don’t make your company any more secure:

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Stay tuned for more security myths infographics on Access Granted in the coming weeks! Don’t agree with our security myth, or think we’ve hit the nail on the head? Drop us a comment and let us know!

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