Published on June 24th, 20090
Your password must contain a mix of 15 letters and 19 numeric characters.
Even security specialists can’t keep track of their access codes.
If you’ve ever become frustrated when trying to remember the right combination of letters and figures to access a device, website or application, take heart from the news that even IT security professionals are suffering from password fatigue.
35 per cent of the IT staff quizzed by Credant Technologies admit that they don’t secure their business phones, despite these devices often being full of confidential information. Surprisingly given the high profile of IT security in the current climate, IT staff are just marginally more savvy that the general public, with a separate survey from Credant showing that 40 per cent of non-IT workers neglect security on mobile devices.
Andrew Kahl, co-founder of Credant Technologies, explains the serious side of failing to protect your mobile phone. “If a mobile or smartphone goes missing and isn’t protected with a password, and contains business names and addresses and other corporate data such as business emails, then the company is immediately in breach of the data protection act by failing to meet some of its principals on electronic data.” He added that the threat of corporate or personal identity theft should also be of great concern.