Passwords – Still using your mother’s maiden name?
How strong is your password? Are you using one of the top 10 passwords such as “123456” or “Password”?
Do you use personal information such as family names, pets names or important dates that can easily be found on social networking sites such as Facebook? Do you use the same passwords across multiple sites meaning that if criminals get your password for one site then they can access them all?
Ever since the theft of passwords from LinkedIn in 2012, a spate of thefts have highlighted the importance of having a strong password regime. However, developing different passwords for separate sites can be quite daunting.
Richard Hodson, Head of Technology at Oval Insurance Broking has written an article on simple and easy to use techniques for improving your password security. To read it click HERE!
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The Financial Services Authority (FSA) will shortly be publishing a review cyber security across the financial services sector.
Greg Clark (MP), financial secretary to the Treasury has reported to Parliament that the Bank of England and the Treasury are working with the FSA to review how cyber security is currently managed across the finance sector. Working with other agencies the procedures of a number of financial institutions will be benchmarked in a programme led by the FSA.