Today, nearly every adult and child has at least one password. Most have nearly 100! The statistics around password management are rather grim. The most commonly strategy is writing them down in a notebook (31%). Remembering passwords is also a popular technique reported by 26% of the participants. (NCA). The most startling stat is only 45% of adults would change a password after a breach. (Google). The reason is it is hard for people to create and manage their passwords using only their memory. It’s time to change your strategy
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What is a Password Manager?
How to Use a Password Manager
First select a Password Manager – this blog shares some options. This example is using 1Password, but it’s a very similar process with all of them. It will show you the basics of how to use any password manager. You will need to download the application for your phone and your computer. You will also need to download it for all the browsers you use. It may be easiest to setup the account on a computer. You will start with a login username and password. Create a strong password by
12 Password Best Practices
With the business world heavily reliant on digitalization in this day and age, the use of technology in your organization is unavoidable. Although technology can undeniably give your business an advantage in increasingly competitive markets, there are many troublesome areas to keep an eye on. This is why interest in cybersecurity has risen in recent years. Password protection is the best place to start if you want to ramp up your cybersecurity. Setting a password to secure an entity’s data is called password protection. Only those with passwords can access
The Changing Landscape of Password Management
There have been a lot of interesting developments in Password Management since NIST, National Institute of Standards and Technology (a division of US Dept. of Commerce), revised the 14-year-old guidelines last November with final updates issued in June 2017. The now-retired 72-year-old author of the original 2003 NIST, Bill Burr, was quoted in The Wall Street Journal as saying “Much of what I did I now regret.” Great Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre has also chimed in with similar updated recommendations on Password Security. Many of the recommendations are targeted to IT system administrators regarding steps they should be taking.
A Guide to Creating An Unbreakable Password
We all know that we need to make strong passwords to protect our data. That’s easier said than done. By now, you’re probably aware of the popular techniques to protect your password. You can add numbers or special characters to your password. You can also change your password frequently. These tips may have worked in the past. However, hackers are becoming more adept at hacking passwords than ever before. 40 percent of people have had their information compromised, account hacked, or password stolen. Are you looking to make your password