6 Cyber Security Threats to Expect in 2022

The pandemic brought a seemingly endless wave of challenges to almost all businesses. Most of these challenges were unique to each industry, but there was one unavoidable hurdle that all businesses no matter the industry had to overcome, Cyber Security. As lockdowns became stricter and working remotely became the standard businesses were forced to rapidly digitalise almost overnight, unfortunately doing this so suddenly left many businesses open to a number of cyber threats that still persist today.

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Why Bitwarden Could be a Security Game Changer

According to a study by IBM ‘95% of cyber security breaches are caused by human error’, this can be anything from clicking a phishing email to having a weak password. If any of these attacks are successful, your business could be met with significant consequences. These consequences include but are not limited to, business operations coming to a halt, reputational damage, and even financial loss; and with the average cost of a data breach being the highest its been in 17 years at £3.36 million, according to a study by ITPro, password hygiene should be a top priority in 2022. With this in mind, it’s clearly more important than ever to have a secure and streamlined way to manage your account data, and we believe we've found the tool to help you do so.

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The Worst Passwords of 2021... How Can You Stay Secure?

Another year, another annual password review. Those that follow our blog know, this is something we enjoy (and cringe) at doing each year. Every year we speak in detail about how unreliable passwords truly are, throughout we highlight the worst passwords, whilst reinforcing the fact that passwords remain an increasingly significant point of weakness for personal and business security. With a significant increase in remote workers and the topic of cyber security becoming more prevalent, has 2021 been the year everyone turned their poor password habit’s around? Unfortunately not, Nord VPN has put together the 200 most used passwords and it seems password hygiene is only getting worse.

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Email Security 101: The Most Common Risks Explained

£11,000. That is the average amount that small business across the UK lose to cyber-attacks every single year.

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The best password managers in 2020

These days, we have online accounts for everything. From banking, to CRM, to email, to online shopping. That means multiple passwords that we must remember. The trouble is, remembering lots of passwords is difficult. So, in order cope, many of us end up using easy-to-remember passwords or re-using the same favourite one across accounts, despite being told over and over of the dangers.

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Multi Factor Authentication: What it is, why you need it & how to use it.

These days, passwords are no longer being viewed as the most secure way to protect an account. Cyber criminals are advancing at an exponential rate as are the ways in which they can find out your credentials. By only using a password as an authentication method, the security of an account is based solely on the strength of a password, which, as years of research has proven, is not generally very strong – two-thirds of people use the same password everywhere, and many of the passwords they use are easily guessed.

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The worst passwords of 2019...have we learned nothing?

Those that follow this blog will remember that we wrote about the worst passwords of 2018 at the beginning of the year. This blog proved to be popular, with many surprised at the sheer prevalence of weak passwords.

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A round up of our top blogs from 2019

It’s that time of year again… 2019 is nearly over and the new year will soon be upon us, bringing its own set of opportunities and challenges. Throughout the year we have covered many topics in the entrustIT blog from cyber security to employee engagement tips to the latest tech trends and much more.

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6 facts about passwords that will make you THINK.

We say it a lot and we mean it; cyber security is vital in the online world. Passwords are a huge part of that. However, while many know we should use unique usernames and complex password combinations, we don’t. Even the reports of cyber attacks and breaches over the years haven’t made a huge difference, with bad password habits being far more common than you might think.

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Why your staff are your biggest cyber security threat...

Thomas Reid, a trained Scottish philosopher once said in his Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man, 1786, “A chain is no stronger than its weakest link”. The same is true for cyber security in business, where you are only as strong as your least informed employee. Cyber-criminals will prey on the most vulnerable, and that is your employees.

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