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When it comes to passwords, putting in the effort now can make a huge difference in the long run. It’s time to forget about single-worded passwords, they are easy to crack and are no longer strong enough.
So, what constitutes a strong password these days – a passphrase (or another name for it is a sentence). Passphrases are longer, more complex and much easier to remember.
When thinking about your new passphrase, you should try and use a string of words that incorporates numbers and letters (both lower and uppercase); and the longer it is the stronger it will be.
If you can find your password in the dictionary, it isn’t strong enough.
If your business is caught out from a bad password, you will experience:
You have to remember; you are only as strong as your weakest link. Even with a large IT budget, there is nothing your provider can do for you if one of your staff has a weak password. Especially those that have access to the most confidential information.
We can help your organisation with implementing a password policy. Discuss this with us today.
Focus Technology Group deliver great results by offering true partnership with their clients and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a stand out performer in the IT Services, Software Development, Accounting Business Software sector.Sumaria Beaton, Te Runaka O Awarua
The Smith Brothers Group who specialise in plumbing, electrical, pipeline and all trade services in Adelaide South Australia has been dealing with Rod and Focus Technology Group since 2010. Despite the "ditch" Focus are extremely responsive in further developing Timetrak and Tasktrak Professional to suit our service solution and are always professional in their approach to providing us with value added options and better solutions.Rebecca Penny, Smith Brothers Group
Thank you Focus Technology Group for great customer service and helping our business understand technology better, your team always has the answers. Big thanks to Garry, we enjoy having you in our building and the team love your input.Awarua Synergy
Focus looks after us well. They are conscious that we are a not-for-profit organisation and they consistently bring best-fit, personalised and cost effective - not cheap - solutions to the table.Sport Southland
Focus Technology Group provides support for our EXO system which we use for general ledger, stocks and payments. This has required significant customisation and refinement, in particular to accommodate payments to suppliers. We appreciate the services of Alex Ball who has always risen to the challenge of developing changes to the basic EXO package and has proven himself to be timely, accurate and very capable over a long period.Ross M Chambers, General Manager, Provelco