Yes! Having secure and frequently changed passwords is a key line of defense for businesses looking to tighten their cybersecurity. But if you’re like most people, the inconvenience of remembering umpteen different complex passwords means we’re likely not going to choose safety over ease, putting our personal and business information at major risk.
Enter: The password manager! Implementing this tool for your business will keep your business and employees safe, while making it easier and more convenient for your team to comply.
Team Xperts recommends using password manager Keeper. Our team uses and loves it, and we strongly recommend Keeper to our clients for its ease, best-in-class security, and functionality (great for bridging business and personal use).
But no matter which password manager you choose to use, we strongly recommend you start using one! Let’s review the top 10 benefits to you and your business:
- Win major cybersecurity-savvy points! Using a password manager greatly reduces chances of a data breach occurring.
- One strong password versus many weak passwords – When you first start using your password manager you’ll create one, strong password to log into the tool. The rest of the passwords are auto-generated and stored so you can quickly and easily update all weak passwords at setup.
- Easily generate random, strong passwords – Every time you have to create a new account, the password manager will create and store a new, random, strong password for you.
- Autofill ease – Any place you need to log into, simply login to your password manager and it will autofill your username and password to quickly and safely log you in.
- Share passwords securely – You can create folders in the password manager that are shared so that everyone has access – say for example your team shares an Adobe account. You can also create private folders just for your personal logins.
- Personal AND business use – You can use one password manager for business and personal by creating different folders with different access rights within the tool.
- Cross-device convenience – Most password managers will also have a mobile app so you can access your passwords safely and conveniently across devices.
- Less social media vulnerability – While you should still be extremely cautious about what information you share on social media, your post about your favorite first pet at age 10 will no longer be a tip off for hackers to socially engineer and hack your accounts!
- Bonus: Many password managers will also securely store credit card numbers, addresses, bank accounts!
Again, no matter which password manager you choose, the sooner your business will be that much more protected from a potential data breach.
If you have questions, please reach out to Team Xperts by requesting a consult here or calling 424-242-HELP.