When you think of hackers, you probably think of some spy movie where they come down from the ceiling to steal a computer off of a desk and then whisk it away to their laboratory where they input lines of code to crack the encryption. In reality, hacking is often as simple as learning about a user and then guessing their password or even asking them for it: a process called social engineering.
Humans are the weakest link in information security. You can have state of the art encryption, private servers, and multiple levels of password protected everything, but if your password is 123456 or password, you are the weakest link.
What would happen to your company if there was a major data breach?
Fortunately, there are some fundamental things you can to do if you want your passwords to be secure: