Weak Passwords and simply using the ‘Default’ Password opens the door to your data!

Cyber attackers are well-funded, cunning, ruthless and otherwise mean people But they get a helping hand from their victims, according to the Verizon 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report.

Released this week, the report found after examining 64,199 incidents and 2,260 breaches in 82 countries — including Canada — that 63 per cent of confirmed data breaches involved leveraging weak, default or stolen passwords. And despite awareness training, a lot of employees still can’t recognize phishing messages.

As usual the breezily-written report provides sobering reading for CISOs,

This is just a small part of the 80-page report. It’s full of nuggets.

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