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GG Security Focus – Passwords

Security is what we do.

It’s fair to say that our team of Geeks at Geek Guru have seen (and solved) a lot of issues regarding passwords over the years, and it’s still one of the issues people encounter on a near-daily basis. As one of the key components of IT security, passwords are something that almost all of us will have to deal with at some point. All sensitive, personal data needs to be protected so that it is only available to the people it’s supposed to be, and the easiest way to authenticate a user is via password, passphrase or a PIN.


Protect, Prevent, Recover.

Cyber crime is appearing far more frequently in the news, partly due to some high profile companies’ inadequate IT security systems – rapidly changing and evolving cyber security threats can be a real issue for some organisations.

Recovery from cyber attacks or data loss without a backup system or contingency plans system in place can be expensive, time consuming and cause a loss of trust in your clients. No one wants that! Luckily, there are some everyday things you can do to improve not only your organisation’s IT security but your own habits, meaning both your personal and professional credentials are safer as a result.  While we ascribe to the old adage that prevention is better than cure, no system is completely impenetrable, and if the worst does indeed happen, there’s no need to panic. If you’re supported by Geek Guru, we will help you to recover data and minimise the damage done and downtime you suffer.


Advice from the Geeks

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be covering a variety of topics that will help you to manage and improve your passwords, from advice on choosing a password, to secure storage, team passwords and other related technologies that you can use to make your systems more secure, such as two-factor authentication.

If you’d like more information or advice on IT security, hardware or software solutions, or compliance, get in touch with us on 0121 227 0439 or email us at info@geek-guru.co.uk
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