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Data protection in the workplace

29th January 2020
Posted by Aston Avery

Almost one in four of us (24%) never update our passwords or do so less than once a year. UK women are more likely than men to never update them (27% vs 21%). “Password”, “123456” and “qwerty” topped the list of favourite passwords* used last year but they could leave you wide open to data breaches and hackers.

Research made public today, by cybersecurity experts nCipher Security, also reveals that 8 out of 10 people (81%) have never been asked by their employer to hand over login or password credentials before changing or leaving a position at the company. Only 3 in 10 of the UK’s Gen Z and millennials have been asked to hand over this information. The encryption experts say they believe password and overall workplace security need to be made a priority in 2020 in order to avoid devastating data beaches and have released the research in conjunction with Data Protection Day today, Tuesday 28th January 2020.

Aston spoke to Dr Victoria Baines, cyber security expert and Peter Carlisle, Vice President at Ncipher Security to discuss the research in further detail and also about data protection day.