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Extra Security Could’ve Solved A Lot of Problems in ‘Star Wars’

With the relaunch of the “Star Wars” franchise, May 4th has once again been reclaimed as ‘Star Wars Day,’ and everyone on social media is making their favorite pun, “May the fourth be with you.”

But May 4th also celebrates another holiday, World Password Day. The two holidays might not seem like they’re related, but they share more in common than you think. Today, Info Security Magazine wrote about how if you look at it in a new perspective, some of the “Star Wars” films are really a parable for why you should tighten up your security.

The article primarily focuses on the security woes of Darth Vader’s spaceship, The Death Star. The ship’s constant security blunders are a good example of why it’s important to integrate security solutions such as identity verification if your business holds sensitive data.

Data breaches are a continual plot point in some of the Star Wars films, and the movies go to show that no matter how many storm troopers or guards you have, no security solution is more foolproof than one that integrates vendor risk management into its plan.

Takeaways From the Article

  • Data breaches typically cost about $4 million to rectify
  • It cost nearly $900 trillion to build The Death Star. That’s 13,000 times more than the earth’s total GDP.
  • Even though it’s World Password Day, just using a password to secure your data isn’t enough. You need to integrate multi-factor authentication security systems like fingerprinting or identity assurance.

You can read the rest of the article here. Happy World Password Day, and may the fourth be with you.

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