The holiday season is a great time to organize your homes and offices and start the new year with a clean slate. What better way to do that than by giving the gift of a password manager—a program that allows users to store, generate and manage their passwords for all sorts of online services.
Storing passwords has always been difficult. We have all resorted to storing them on sticky notes or a notebook; the problem with this is the risk of losing the password as well as cybersecurity risks of someone stealing your information from the Post-It stuck on your computer in your office. Password managers make it easy to store passwords—you can add the website or service the password is for, the username, and even a link to the website that you might use the password in. It also is easily updated if you decide to change your password…gone is the hassle of crossing out old passwords and writing new ones in the margins!
The cybersecurity risk is far less when using a password manager not only because only you can access it, but also because you can generate more secure passwords within the program. It will generate random passwords with uppercase letters, symbols, numbers, and can even make it more than thirty characters long. The best part? You don’t have to remember it! The password manager stores that information for you, so you can create a long and secure password without needing to remember it.
As they say, “out of sight, out of mind!” With a password manager, you no longer need to memorize or write down your passwords. This holiday season, give your family and co-workers a safe and secure way of keeping their personal information protected.
Contact IT Radix today for more information on implementing a password manager in your organization!
First published in our November 2020 IT Radix Resource newsletter