Network Security Is More Than Good Password Policy

Network Security Is More Than Good Password Policy

Protecting your network and its data should be your #1 priority if you are managing your own IT infrastructure.  Having good password policies is, believe it or not, often a neglected precaution in organizations of all shapes and sizes. Strengthening your network security through a good password policy is a great place to start tightening up your systems, but it’s not enough.

Password123

Yes, we’ve all used this password, whether it is because it came pre-loaded with our router, or our "tech guru" used it for our default email login. There is no shame to be felt from being guilty of lazy password creation, but there is no reason for it either.

Setting up a good password policy within your organization doesn’t take a lot of work. It’s a good idea to copy the strategy of a big tech player like Google and require that your users’ passwords be a mix of special characters, numbers, and letters.

The goal is to make your passwords tough to figure out at all levels within your organization’s technology infrastructure; this includes workstations, and server level software systems. You don’t want to allow users to leave their passwords out in the open either, so establish rules for creation, management, and storage, and document those rules within your tech policies.

Smart Devices

Nowadays, organizations are allowing employees to interface with all types of business software via the web and on different types of devices. If you are one of these types of organizations, keep track of who is accessing what apps from where. Smart devices are a luxury and workers like to be enabled while mobile, but you want to lock down your processes as much as possible. Again, create and document good security practices.

Much More

We’ve really only scratched the surface here, and good comprehensive network security is about utilizing good practice and procedures, while working together with a group of qualified security professionals. Contact us to talk about how we might be able to help you improve the strength of your network’s security.