Where do you store your passwords? It’s not only in your head anymore, that’s for sure. You have way too many of them. And we sure hope it’s not on a little piece of paper under your keyboard or a little spiral notebook next to your desk.
A spreadsheet isn’t much better. A hacker can capture your spreadsheet document. Written notes can be seen or stolen by anyone who has access to your office. Passwords stored on your phone are accessible by anyone using it. Emailed passwords are stored on potentially unreliable servers. How should you be storing them safely? The answer is in a simple password management tool.
There are a number of them: LastPass, Dashlane, LogMeOnce, Biwarden, and 1Passowrd are some (just to name a few). Chrome and Firefox have this built into their browsers as well. These browser password managers are convenient, fast, and free, but they only work on that one browser and are not as easily transportable. In addition, they have fewer options for customizing.
A discrete password manager app, on the other hand, is the most secure and most flexible. Many of these come at a cost so some research would be needed in order to see what would work best for the unique needs of your company. Because they are highly customizable, there is also a steeper learning curve. Someone in your organization may have prior experience with a password app, but ETG has the knowledge and experience to help you fully utilize and maximize the potential benefits these apps could have in making your passwords more secure. They are well worth the money, and a lot less of a hassle than having your data or identity
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