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Robust password reduces cyberattack risk by 60pc: Report

Published: 16th Sep 2021 9:51 pm

Hyderabad: Majority of the cyberattacks happen due to a weak password policy and a recent analysis shows that implementing a robust password policy reduced the likelihood of being attacked by 60 per cent.

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Kaspersky’s new Incident Response Analytics Report demonstrates that just implementing an appropriate patch management policy decreases the risk of incidents by 30 per cent, and a robust password reduces risk by 60 per cent.

“While the importance of regular patching and updates, as well as the use of strong passwords, is common knowledge for those who have even a little understanding of cybersecurity, these aspects remain weak points in a large number of organisations and provide a way for adversaries to penetrate a company’s system,” it said.

The report mentioned that brute force attacks have skyrocketed from 13 per cent in 2020 to 31.6 per cent in 2021, perhaps due to the pandemic and the boom of remote working. The second most commonly seen attack is vulnerability exploitation with a 31.5 per cent share. “Protective measures alone can’t provide holistic cyber defence. Therefore, they should always be combined with detection and response tools that are able to recognise and eliminate an attack at an early stage, as well as address the cause of the incident,” says Konstantin Sapronov, Head of Global Emergency Response Team.

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