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Sticky Notes and Passwords Don't Mix

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Have you written passwords down on something and then put that something where you can always find it at your desk?  Is it stuck under your keyboard?  Is it in an unlocked desk drawer?  Or simply stuck to your monitor?  I hate to let these secret spots out of the bag, but unfortunately everyone knows that people “hide” passwords in these areas.

Many of us deal with confidential information on a daily basis – whether it is our own personal data or a customer’s.  It is important that this information be kept secure.  One of the cornerstones of protection is keeping login credentials and passwords safe and private.Passwords

First, make sure that you are creating good passwords, and that they are unique for each account that you log into.

At some point, you may find that you simply have too many passwords to remember or you are utilizing a “hiding spot” in order to protect them; this is when it may be time to look into a password management tool.  This type of solution allows you to keep a handful – or even hundreds – of login credentials organized, encrypted, and safe.  It will also allow you to create unique and complex passwords to access your systems, while you only have to remember one master password.

Effective password management tools can be found by doing a simple internet search, and some reputable ones are even free!  Securing confidential data protects you, your customers, your reputation, your finances, and your business. You won’t be sorry!

Learn more about protecting your data in these blogs:

4 Things to Avoid When Using Public Wi-Fi

Cyber security for small businesses: Using a VPN to protect your data

Don’t Be a Victim of Email Scams

plus others.

 

 

SOURCE - Society InsuranceSticky Notes and Passwords Don't Mix



Posted Thursday, July 27 2017 8:00 AM
Tags : Cyber Safety, Cyber Security

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