As the use of technology, databases, and cloud-based services continue to grow, it is increasingly important to ensure that accounts are kept secure, so passwords have become a necessary and pervasive aspect of everyday life, both personally and professionally.
You’ve likely experienced this yourself and been faced with a constantly evolving list of passwords that you either attempt to keep in your head and inevitably forget, that you write down somewhere and then lose, or, if you are super careful, maybe you are one of the small percentage of folks (<25%) that use a digital “password manager”.
For the vast majority of us, we are still trying to maintain passwords on our own, even in light of the sad facts about password security issues (as shown in the infographic below).
Even if you are among the minority that use a digital password manager, don’t get lulled into a false sense of security. Any computer science grad can tell you how to breach one of those in minutes. The top password manager products out there will tell you, clearly within their own documentation, that the only way to keep passwords secure (even while under their protection) is to not share them with anyone else!
Want to hear the good news? Imagine a world where passwords were no longer such a big deal. What if you could walk around your office (or the shopping mall) with your password printed on the front of your t-shirt? Think that’s too good to be true? Not anymore!
Today there are emerging resources and technologies (like multi-factor authentication and conditional access) that can be deployed across your network to make passwords relatively inconsequential. If you’d like to learn more about these advanced solutions, please feel free to contact us.
Stay safe, everyone!