According to the experts at PGI Cyber there are a few things that SMEs can do to lower the risks posed by cyber security threats.
Use tough to crack passwords
By ensuring that all of your staff members use good, tough-to-crack passwords you can make it far more difficult for hackers and cyber criminals to break into your companies systems. By using longer passwords which are comprised of capital letters, lower case letters, numbers and symbols. If your SME has a policy of monthly password changes make sure to avoid predictable changes. An example of a predictable pattern to avoid is; MaxJan1, MaxFeb2, MaxMar3 etc…
There are also a few guidelines to follow when it comes to passwords: