It was reported in December that Target suffered a security breach when credit/debit card information was stolen from approximately 40 million customers.
This incident is a reminder to those of us who are responsible for data security that we should be diligent to protect our information and actively look for ways to improve our security.
We know bad guys are trying to access our systems. Target is a wake-up call that these bad guys succeed sometimes. We’re surrounded by malicious threats to our data, if there isn’t an actively managed security plan in place. Here are a few important factors to consider while you’re developing a plan.
Password changes should be enforced every six months for 12-character passwords and more frequently for less complex structures.
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