Password Storage Solution

This entry is part 18 of 25 in the series Data Security

Do you need a password storage solution? If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the following questions, it’s time to look for better way to secure your passwords:

Have you written passwords down on something and then put that something where you can always find it at your desk?  Is it stuck under your keyboard?  Is it in an unlocked desk drawer?  Or simply stuck to your monitor?  I hate to let these secret spots out of the bag, but unfortunately everyone knows that people “hide” passwords in these areas.

Many of us deal with confidential information on a daily basis – whether it is our own personal data or a customer’s.  It is important that this information be kept secure.  One of the cornerstones of protection is keeping login credentials and passwords safe and private.

Password Safety Tips

First, make sure that you are creating good passwords, and that they are unique for each account that you log into.

At some point, you may find that you simply have too many passwords to remember or you are utilizing a “hiding spot” in order to protect them; this is when it may be time to look into a password management tool.  This type of solution allows you to keep a handful – or even hundreds – of login credentials organized, encrypted, and safe.  It will also allow you to create unique and complex passwords to access your systems, while you only have to remember one master password.

Effective password management tools can be found by doing a simple internet search, and some reputable ones are even free!  One such option is called KeePass.  Check it out, along with others, and find one that satisfies your needs. Securing confidential data protects you, your customers, your reputation, your finances, and your business. You won’t be sorry!

-Paul Rosenquist

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