IT departments should implement and maintain effective password policies containing robust user identification and password practices. Millions of users worldwide continue to use 123456 and other easily guessed passwords (see here for 100,000 passwords to avoid). In a 2019 Ponemon study, 69% of respondents shared passwords with work colleagues, and 51% reused an average of five passwords across their business or personal accounts—contrary to best practices.
Systems and Data Management
The current release of Finance and Accounting PolicyPro updates the policy on Canada’s anti-spam legislation (commonly known as “CASL”). Test your knowledge of CASL with the following questions, then review the answers below to see how well you did.
Employers have been cautioned to be wary of insiders with the potential to cause the organization great harm. For instance, employers are often advised that if they are terminating IT personnel they should do so with pay in lieu of notice, instead of working notice. A recent hearing in Manitoba illustrates the insider risks associated with IT roles.