Why Your Small Business Needs a Password Manager

Passwords in Your Business 

In today’s world, there’s not much you can do to avoid using passwords. Within your small business, passwords are used to protect your sensitive documents, employee, vendor and customer information, as well as trade secrets, business funds and more. 

Criminals will often target your business – a hub of highly sensitive information – over individuals simply because businesses hold larger pools of valuable data. Even if you follow sufficient security standards, change your passwords regularly and incorporate strict password policies, sometimes bad password habits can still slip through the cracks.

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Password Reuse Puts Your Business at Risk

In a world where data breaches and scams are a constant threat, one of your main priorities as a business owner is keeping your sensitive company and employee information safe. As we’ve seen in the recent data breaches of Myspace, LinkedIn and Tumblr, password reuse has allowed hackers to obtain personal data from various sites and accounts by only hacking into one site.  Continue reading

Test Your Password Strength

 Test Your Password Strength

 


Since your passwords are the keys that can unlock much more than meets the eye, protecting them is critical to safeguarding your personal and financial information.

Here’s four easy ways to keep your passwords safe:

  • Create strong, secure passwords. Use a combination of lowercase and uppercase letters, numbers and special characters.
  • Don’t share your passwords. If you must share your passwords, be sure that you change them immediately after they’ve been used.
  • Change passwords regularly. We know you’ve heard this before, but a good rule of thumb is to change passwords every 90 days.
  • Take advantage of a password manager — a great alternative to writing your passwords down or keeping them on your phone. EZShield offers its Password Manager tool to all online customers.

This tool is built to measure the security of passwords only. However, it is not an exact science so the results may not always be accurate. No information entered into the tool will be stored or transmitted in any way. Once you exit the tool, anything you have typed will be deleted.