Most organizations are trying to figure out how to secure their IT against the constant flood of threats out there. Unfortunately, the biggest threat out there isn’t something that you can actively protect against. Can you guess what it is?
Unfortunately, it’s your employees, and their potentially lax password practices—and while you can’t really protect yourself against insecure passwords, you can minimize the likelihood that they’ll be used.
A Password Manager is a Great Security Asset
A password manager is a great little program, as it allows you to store all of the credentials that you would otherwise be tasked with remembering.
But wait, I can hear you saying, aren’t you not supposed to write down your passwords?
Usually, yes! However, reputable password management solutions give you a place to store these passwords that’s heavily fortified through encryption. That’s the key difference between the password manager and a little notebook that you keep around.to scribble credentials in…only one of these options features the security that encryption provides (and it isn’t the little notebook).
Considering that the average user needs to remember dozens of passwords, having a safe place to store them is a huge benefit.
This is just the start of the benefits that a password manager provides. In addition to the secure convenience, a quality password manager will allow you to generate more secure passwords to use…all accessible to you behind a single master password.
With all of the credentials you may need easily accessible, either through a browser plugin or dedicated desktop/mobile applications, you can rest easy knowing that you and your team members won’t be locked out of a necessary solution at an inopportune moment.
Speaking of your team, a password manager makes it far easier for them to share the credentials that they’ll need to use amongst one another. You can share access to them as needed, making it easier to endorse productivity.
So, to sum up, a password manager:
- Helps you to use sufficiently secure passwords
- Assists you in creating passwords that are more secure
- Enables your entire organization to access shared resources easily
We Can Get Your Business Set Up With a Password Manager
Turn to us to ensure you select a reputable and reliable password management solution, and any other tools or resources your business would utilize. Give us a call at (505) 242-5683 to start a conversation about it.