Report: Most IT pros share and reuse passwords

Data Protection Day shock as Yubico reveals poor security and security practices.

Nearly two-thirds (63%) of IT professionals are more concerned about data privacy and security than they were two years ago, but their poor online practices continue to drive cyber-risk, according to a new study.

Also known as Data Privacy Day in North America, the awareness-raising event was originally slated for January 28 13 years ago as this was the date that the Council of Europe’s data protection convention (Convention 108) was opened to signature.

However, while most of the respondents to Yubico’s study — who were IT and information security pros in the US, UK, Germany and France — said they were increasingly concerned about privacy, bad habits persist.

Read entire post Most IT Pros Share and Reuse Passwords: Report | Phil Muncaster | InfoSecurity

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