Cybersecurity threats are everywhere now, and most organizations are actively fortifying their IT systems to prevent attacks. The problem is that you can’t protect against everything, and the biggest threat can’t be dealt with by more firewalls and antivirus software. Do you know what it is?This threat is within. It’s your own staff – not because of criminal intent but because of poor password security. There’s no foolproof way to prevent staff using weak passwords but you can adopt measures to try to minimize this practice.
Password Managers Are a Partial Solution
Using a password manager cuts out the big problem with passwords – trying to remember them all. Passwords are stored in the password manager so they’re always available.
You might be saying ‘Huh? I thought you shouldn’t write your passwords down?
That’s right – if we’re talking about something like post-it notes with passwords stuck around your screen, or a notebook sitting in your desk drawer. The thing about password managers is that the entries are all securely encrypted. Nobody without authorization has access to them. Best practice today means having different passwords for each account you use, so that if one is discovered by cybercriminals you’re not handing them the keys to all your accounts. Unfortunately, this means you can end up with dozens of passwords to remember. A password manager does that for you.
Password Managers Have Additional Benefits
Safe storage of passwords is essential, but a password manager will do more than that. It can also generate strong passwords for you in an instant. All you have to remember is one master password, which will give you access to all the others you need.
This easy access can be achieved either by means of a browser plugin or a dedicated app for mobile or desktop use. You’ll never be locked out of an account again because of that annoying ‘incorrect password’ message that we’re all familiar with.
To summarize – a password manager:
- Keeps your passwords safe
- Creates secure passwords for you
- Makes it easy for your organization to access shared resources
We ‘ll Set Up a Password Manager For You
We can help you install a reputable password management solution, and advise on other business technology solutions to meet your organization’s needs. Give Quikteks a call today at 973882-4644 to find out more.