Most of the time we find ourselves saying things like, one size doesn’t fit all because every business is unique, but in this instance, a password manager is a tool everyone should be using and here are five reasons why.
#1 Every account you have needs a unique password
That’s right. This might sound like a slightly terrifying concept because when taking into consideration both business, and personal use you could be looking at a number in the hundreds for how many accounts you have that require login information, but having a unique password for each and every one is important.
Even if you use a relatively strong password, if say, your password is leaked in a data breach at a clothing company, hackers could try your login credentials for that in order to get into your email – where they’ll not only have access to read your emails, they’ll also be able to reset passwords for other things.
By storing your passwords in a password manager you can be safe in the knowledge that they’re secure, and you don’t need to stress about remembering them all.
#2 Generate passwords at random
Password managers have a feature that allows you to generate a strong password, using symbols, random letters and numbers, and capitals and lower case. Because you don’t have to remember them off the top of your head, you can use the generator’s suggestions and know that if you don’t even know the password off the top of your head, a hacker is highly unlikely to have success at guessing it either.
#3 You only need to remember one password for everything
‘What? But you said everything should have a different password, make your mind up!’
It’s true, we did say that. But password managers work by saving your passwords for each account so you only need to log in to the password manager to gain access to your accounts. Just one password to remember, but you’re no less secure – result!
#4 Sync across all of your devices
Most password managers also have an app, so you can sync your passwords across your devices so won’t find yourself stuck trying to log in to your emails from your phone and having to manually type in a really long, complicated password. This is such a time saver!
#5 It’s not just passwords
And finally, you don’t just have to use them for passwords. You can also save information like answers to your security questions, or important backup codes for multi-factor authentication.
If you’d like to learn more about password managers and how they can improve the cyber security of your business, give us a call on 01732 617788 or drop us an email to [email protected]. We can chat about what you need, and how you might get the best out of it for your business. Got a jam-packed schedule? Book an appointment with Jon Cross here. Password managers are a really great tool, and we think everyone should be using one!