When it comes to your business’ cybersecurity, passwords are a pretty critical part of the system. This means that making sure they are secure is just as critical…however, that is not to say that this is easy. We, however, wanted to make sure that creating sufficiently secure passwords for all of your accounts is a far simpler prospect by the time we’re finished here.
Here’s a quick list of some of our usual suspects:
These practices will result in more complex passwords, which will be inherently more secure. On top of these, there’s still more you can do to keep your various accounts safe.
Some additional practices and technologies take the above precautions to the next level. Implementing multi-factor authentication and utilizing a password manager helps you get the most out of your passwords.
Multi-factor authentication calls upon additional authentication protocols to ensure your security. By requiring a user to provide an additional proof of identity—whether that’s a second password or PIN, a physical hardware key, or biometric scan—MFA makes your account far more secure.
Password managers help make the “different password for each account” practice far easier to manage. These tools store your passwords behind encryption and a single master password, allowing you to store and automatically populate your credentials as needed. These tools can even assist you in creating secure passwords to use, truly making proper security the easy option.
XFER can provide you and your employees with the tools you need to be productive while helping you remain secure in the process. Call us at 734-927-6666 / 800-438-9337 to learn more.