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Passwords - Your Business's Weakest Point

Poor password practices by some employees leave your organization vulnerable to hackers.


In fact, nearly 50% of cyberattacks last year involved weak or stolen passwords.* Your business must take password security seriously and implement strong password policies.



Best Practices


Use a password manager

A password manager helps you create and store strong passwords for all your online accounts. They also help you keep track of your passwords and ensure they are unique for each account.


Implement single sign-on (SSO)

Single sign-on is a popular password solution that allows users to access multiple applications with one set of credentials. This means that you only need to remember one password to access all your online accounts.


NOTE: If you're using SSO, make a strong, unique password that you do not use for anything else.


Avoid reusing passwords on multiple accounts

By having different passwords for each account, you can limit the damage that a hacker can cause. And if you must record your passwords somewhere, depend on a safe solution like using a password manager.


Make use of two-factor authentication (2FA)

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a robust security measure that can help protect your online accounts. In addition to your password, 2FA requires you to enter a code from your phone or another device. Even if someone knows your password, this method makes it much more difficult for them to hack into your account.


Don’t use the information available on your social media

When creating passwords, you must avoid using information easily obtainable on your social media accounts. Many people use social media to connect with friends and family, stay up to date on current events, or share their thoughts and experiences – all of which can also be a source of valuable personal information for criminals.


A Great Starting Point


As cyberattacks become more sophisticated, you may not be able to devote sufficient time and effort to combat them. Sydow inc. can ensure your team creates strong passwords, stores them securely, and changes them on a regular basis. Schedule a no-obligation consultation with us today.


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Now that you know how to safeguard your passwords, download our infographic by clicking here to learn how to keep your email inbox safe.



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