Creating secure passwords is not always the easiest thing in the world, as evidenced by many individuals opting to go with the same password for multiple accounts. Thankfully, you have us to help walk you through how to make a secure password. Let’s discuss some of the best practices associated with passwords and how you can get started using them to maintain security for your online accounts.
For your convenience, we’ve put together some password best practices:
Now, we know that this is a lot to take in, which is why we have also outlined other methods of securing your accounts below. They build on the security foundation provided by passwords.
If your company wants to take its password security initiatives just a step further, we recommend you implement a couple of additional policies and procedures to augment your complex password practices. These include multi-factor authentication and password management solutions.
Multi-factor authentication involves using additional authentication protocols to ensure only authorized individuals are accessing accounts. Typical multi-factor authentication will entail two of the three methods: something you are (biometrics), something you have (smartphone, USB key), and something you know (a password or passphrase).
Password management tools can also be effective for augmenting password security while making the process easier and more efficient. Password managers store your passwords in an encrypted database protected by a master password, then call the passwords as needed for when you access your accounts. Most password managers can generate secure passwords, too, so you’ll never run out of ideas for your credentials. It takes a lot of the struggle out of creating and using secure passwords.
SCW can help you implement all of the best technology solutions for your business. To learn more, contact us at (509) 534-1530.
About the author
Sam is a network engineer with a broad range of experience spanning more than 35 years. He wrote is first piece of code in 1979 and has been involved with the industry ever since. For the last 20 years, he has worked for SCW Consulting where he has embraced his passion for network technology and security.
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