How to better ensure that passwords can't be easily solved
For most healthcare organizations, the front line of security remains the passwords associated with user names. Especially when users are forced to change their codes on a regular basis, there’s a risk that they’ll opt for something easy to remember and common. Unfortunately, weak passwords can be easily cracked by hackers, opening a healthcare organization up to potential hacking and breaches. Provider organizations seeking to improve security practices can begin by disseminating some of the most common mistakes users make on the job—and in their daily lives—in creating these important access codes.
Avast, a cloud-based security firm with technology to fight cyber attacks in real-time, offers guidance on best practices for password security.