capella unit 2 a 1

Topics: Authentication, Computer security, Password Pages: 1 (288 words) Published: May 26, 2014
 Password Protection In The Workplace

In many business’s today important vital customer information is stored within a company’s database, easily accessed by employees with the right verification. The vulnerability of sensitive information is at an alarming risk. Most company’s password policies are vague only asking for a one step verification, which entails either the employee’s date of birth, or the last four digits of their social security number. I have vast experience working in hotels, and the one common thing I have personally found is that the password authentication process can easily be manipulated. As years of working in the hotel business I have had access to customers’ credit card numbers, addresses, phone numbers, as well as email addresses. I have personally seen the ease of accessing another person’s password. Hypothetically in the hotel business if a customer or any other unauthorized person or persons were able to access the hotel computers, it wouldn’t be too difficult to hack one of the employees’ passwords and gain access to the customer files containing all of their information. It is my personal opinion that every company big or small should have a complex password authentication system in place to protect the very customers that keep them afloat. We see it not quite daily but do see it often in the news where business’s get hacked into and hundreds of thousands of people are affected. Most of the time these “hacks” would have been easily avoided had the company put in place a more complex password authentication system. In closing I hope to one day develop a hack proof password system, to protect not only consumers, but corporate database, as well as their integrity.
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