Cyber Experts on Data and Information Security Mistakes Businesses Make

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For the past few years, data and information security has been the major concern for several small and big online businesses. From banks, entertainment companies to e-commerce, every business is prone to the cybercrime. In spite of having advanced resources to tackle the threat, several businesses easily fall to the cyber criminal’s traps that could be avoided easily. Thanks to their dated systems, inefficient strategies and choosing wrong security products.

Here we’ve compiled the expert’s take on the biggest data and information security mistakes made by businesses.

Security Mistakes

Tony Anscombe, SSE at AVG Technologies

Tony Anscombe said that most businesses don’t take their password strength seriously. Most businesses still use very simple password like “123456” which tend to be cracked down easily.

Tony Anscombe also suggests solution in this way— If you’re worried about forgetting longer passwords, using something personal to you as the basis for your passphrase can still create enough complexity to make it a lot harder to crack – for example, Neil!luvs2jog, a mix of characters, symbols and numbers in upper and lower case, yet still a memorable message”.

Guido Laures CTO of Spreadshirt

Guido Laures advises businesses to build their own security features, rather using apps for check out process. Besides, he recommends the site optimization for mobile and a use of strong security features to avoid data breaches in risky areas.

Joe Ferrara President at Wombat Security

Well, Joe Ferrara, counts many mistakes making businesses prone to the cyber threats. He says that emailing or keeping unencrypted data; taking sensitive data home on office PCs and sharing and re-using passwords are the reasons making data and info security vulnerable.

J Wolfgang Goerlich CSS at Creative Breakthroughs, Inc

J Wolfgang Goerlich believes that neglecting data governance is the biggest reason for data breaches. He said that many companies lack policies, standards, and processes for data protection.

About Ng Wei Khang

Ng Wei Khang, CEO at a Singapore based IT consultancy company, APIXEL IT Support, has been operational for over 8 years from now. Apixel provides fixed price IT Support Services with unlimited packages that includes small business server setup, Cloud Solution Configuration, Network management and Data security & Theft prevention. The company also provides expert IT consultancy to SMEs in Singapore.

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