Tech Experts Speaking on the Importance of World Password Day

May 7, 2020 | Nexsan, Retrospect, StorCentric

May 7 is World Password Day. This day is use to spread awareness on the importance of password security and highlights ways in which to ensure that your password is difficult to hack. With the recent boom in remote workers due to COVID-19, it is more important than ever to ensure that you are following the necessary steps for having a a solid password.

To celebrate this day, several tech experts have provided their thoughts and advice on how to ensure that your business and its employees are taking the necessary steps to have a robust and strong password supported by enhanced security systems:


Mihir Shah, CEO, Nexsan, a StorCentric company
“For individuals seeking to protect their personal information and secure their online accounts, a strong password is a critical first line of defense. But, if you are a commercial, nonprofit or government organization, a password, regardless of how unique or how often it is updated, will barely scratch the IT security surface. The only true protection for an organization’s high value data is to aggressively lock it down using a hardened storage solution that has been engineered with the understanding that attempts at corruption or deletion can come from anyone, anywhere and at any time. The solution must be capable of recognizing and rejecting every such attempt, regardless of whether it’s from a virus, ransomware, spyware, user mistakes, software error – or a new threat that hasn’t even been discovered yet.”

JG Heithcock, GM, Retrospect, a StorCentric company
“World Password Day reminds us of just how critical it is to take every precaution to protect ourselves and our data. And certainly, a unique password is a great place to start, but, you can’t stop there. Cyberthreats like ransomware are becoming increasingly pervasive, affecting homes and businesses alike. However, by proactively employing a data protection strategy that includes an effective and efficient backup solution, you will be able to thwart cybercriminals and ensure your data remains private, secure, accessible and recoverable.”