Remembering passwords can be challenging. Unfortunately, breaking passwords with the right tech tools is easier than we'd like to admit, and reusing passwords poses significant risks.

Enter the password manager

Password managers typically function as follows: you input all your username and password combinations into the password manager, usually over time as you naturally use them, and the service securely stores them in an encrypted vault. Thanks to encryption, the companies offering the service don't have access to your actual passwords; only you do.

Your password manager can assist you in converting all your old, simple, or reused passwords into unique, randomly generated ones, thereby enhancing the security of each of these accounts. These new, complex passwords are then stored in the vault.

To secure that vault, you create a single, complex master password. This is the only password you need to remember. We strongly recommend setting up two-factor authentication to further bolster the security of the vault.

When you need to log into a website or app, your password manager steps in. After confirming your identity with the password manager, it provides the appropriate credentials and logs you in.

We have been raising awareness about this topic for a while now, as seen in our previous blog: Every Business Needs A Password Manager To Grow in 2021

The benefits are numerous:

  • You no longer need to remember hundreds of unique passwords.
  • There's no temptation to reuse passwords.
  • Each account receives a unique, complex password.
  • Logging in becomes simpler (no guesswork or password resets).
  • Both your business and personal accounts become significantly more secure.

So, what are the next steps?

Implementing a password manager for personal use is straightforward. However, implementing one across your entire business may be more complex and may require IT support.

If the prospect of making this transition seems daunting, we're here to assist. We can guide you in selecting the right solution for your needs and aid you in its setup and implementation.

Ready to take the leap? Visit our webpage and reach out to our team today!