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Check Point Software Outlines Five Must-Haves for Creating a Secure Password

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World Password Day comes around every year on the first Thursday of May and is the perfect time to remind everyone about the importance of having a secure password for all your online accounts.  The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) revealed that 23 million people worldwide were using the password “123456” proving that many are still unaware of the increasing risks. 

Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd.  is raising awareness of the most common mistakes made by users when creating and managing passwords, offering practical advice on how to keep private data protected. 

In 2022 the importance of having a strong password cannot be overstated with the number of apps and services an individual uses growing by the day. Not to mention the fact that many businesses are now allowing their employees to connect to the corporate network on personal devices to offer higher flexibility. As a result, these devices act as a gateway, meaning that opportunistic hackers can take advantage of a vulnerable endpoint to steal both personal and professional confidential data stored on the broader company infrastructure. 

Manish Alshi, Head, Channels & Growth Technologies, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., said,”Every day, cybercriminals attempt to steal the passwords of hundreds of users, utilizing techniques such as phishing emails to enable them to breach thousands of services and to steal credentials. While the methods continue to change, and the threats continue to evolve, there are still ways we can keep our data protected. By using World Password Day, as an opportunity to reevaluate the strength of our passwords and to bolster up our cybersecurity efforts, individuals can deter cybercriminals from getting access to their information and their devices.”

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