Essential Security Tool: Password Manager
A few years ago, I was on a video meeting and my team needed me to log in to a shared partner portal. I tried about 5 variations of what I assumed was my password to access that portal, all of which were incorrect. I then had to do a password reset and cost my team about 10 minutes when it was all said and done. However, the discussion that we carried as I was trying to get my password sorted was about the benefits of using a password manager. Tell me no more.
The biggest advantage of a good password manager, outside of saving you the embarrassment of never being able to remember your password, is that it allows you to create and save a unique, impossible-to-guess password for every online service you use. That collection of passwords is stored in an encrypted database that only you can unlock, and that permission-based database can be synced, securely, to every Windows PC, Mac, and mobile device you own.
Using a password manager is one of the most important security precaution you can take, regardless of which hardware platforms you favor. There are many password manager programs to choose from, so you need to make sure you are choosing one that has the security measures needed to keep you safe.
Password management is a big security issue for organizations that have countless employees that can expose their network to a data breach. If you need help identifying a password management program, give us a call today. 2W Tech is a technology service provider that has IT Consultants on staff that specialize in security solutions. Let us help guide you and ensure the security stack you are choosing is the best one available to you.