Sharing is caring, not in this case!
In this current digital world, sharing information can be fast and easy. Often, sharing one piece of information will open the door to sharing of private and confidential details. One important information you should never divulge to others is your username and password. Credentials are unique for every individual and providing them to another individual can bring you some serious consequences.
Here Are Some Things You Can Do For Better Threat Protection:
Do Not Compromise Your Credentials
When your colleague asks for information, he or she may need only a single file, but if you share your password with the person, they will have access to your personal and business data. So do not share your credentials with anyone else. Do not write down your passwords where someone may find it easily. You can do your part to protect yourself and your company.
Use A Password Manager To Store Your Passwords
A password manager stores your passwords in a secure vault. It allows you to use and store complex passwords to all your different login accounts. Password managers also may come with multi-factor authentication to add another layer of protection. You no longer need to use simple passwords for your accounts.
Disable Accounts When People Leave The Company
It is important to remember to immediately disable accounts when someone leaves the company. A disgruntled employee may do some action that exposes the company, and the company may be liable for monetary loss, loss of confidential information and other reputation damages.
Do Not Use The Same Password For Multiple Accounts
A common mistake people make is to use the same password across multiple account. Hackers who gain access to one account will try the same credentials on different accounts. So using the same password opens yourself to multiple exposures.
Beginning of a new year – start everything new and spring clean your passwords.
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