Password security is something that we all need to incorporate whether we are part of a highly secured company or not. We use passwords not only to sign onto our computers, but to protect our banking information, personal accounts, and even to manage highly sensitive information. How can you make an effort to protect your passwords? Let’s take a look.
Password security begins with you.
They say that loose lips sink ships, but they also compromise network security. Now, there are many reasons as to why you might give out your password. Maybe you need someone at work to get into your computer and retrieve something for you. So, you tell them the password. It’s not a big deal, right? Well, here’s the thing: It might be. Every time that you give out your passwords to someone, you run the risk of having your accounts broken into. The perpetrator may not be the person you gave the password to either. It could be someone who overheard your conversation or someone who saw the passcode written down. The point is that your first line of defense in password security is discretion.
There are helpful programs to strengthen your password security.
One of the best ways to keep your passwords safe is to make sure they are strong and to change them regularly. This can be difficult to keep up with, but there are programs that can help you do this. For example, 1Password is an inexpensive program that will generate complex passwords for you that will autofill in the necessary fields. To add another layer of security, the encryption is at the device level so that no one knows the passwords, not even the team at 1Password. In the event that you need to share your password, you can do so securely. A new one will be generated for a short period of time, then it will change again to keep the security tight. This is only one example of a program that uses state of the art encryption to keep your data safe; there are others.
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Global Harvest Networks has been working for the Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas since 2000 and we’re ready to lend our expertise to you! We offer a wide range of IT solutions that can tackle any and all of your network’s needs. Please don’t hesitate to contact us so that we can help you! You can also give us a call at 410-691-1130. We’re ready to assess your system, diagnose the problem, and help you find a plan that will strengthen your network all free of charge!