Brute-force attacks are something the NCSD (National Cyber Security Division) works hard to educate the public about, in part because they can be a leading cause of stress for technology solution providers. They are one of the most common forms of attack for hackers looking to get their hands on passwords, credentials, and other sensitive data.
Automated software allows would-be data thieves to make consecutive guesses and, through trial-and-error, crack into passwords and other encrypted data. We’re not talking guesses by the dozen, or even hundreds…software like this can produce millions of guesses in seconds.
Fortunately, there are 5 simple—and incredibly effective—steps you and your team can take to combat this kind of cyberthreat. Here are the five steps, care of ConnectWise.