Daily practices such as using weak passwords can severely affect the security of an entire system, and healthcare workers, faced with a fast-paced environment, are unable to cope with time consuming password resets or steep learning curves for newly implemented systems.
According to a 2016 national survey conducted by the Pew Research Center “84% of online adults rely primarily on memorization or pen and paper as their main (or only) approach to password management. In addition, 25% admit to using simple and less secure passwords to assist with memorization.”
Strong passwords are critical as they aid in the protection of company data by bolstering defenses against brute force attacks.
For one reason or another, we all have to change our passwords every now and again. Perhaps a specific application requires a monthly password update; you may have forgotten your password for a particular account; or maybe there was a data breach that required a password reset.