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At this time, you have probably heard about the Russian Hackers who have hacked millions of passwords, targeting hundreds of companies, but  we all tend to think this will not happen to us, especially when being small business. targeting hundreds of companies, but  we all tend to think this will not happen to us, especially when being small targeting hundreds of companies, but  we all tend to think this will not happen to us, especially when being small business. targeting hundreds of companies, but  we all tend to think this will not happen to us, especially when being small targeting hundreds of companies, but  we all tend to think this will not happen to us, especially when being small business. targeting hundreds of companies, but  we all tend to think this will not happen to us, especially when being small business. targeting hundreds of companies, but  we all tend to think this will not happen to us, especially when being small business.targeting hundreds of companies, but  we all tend to think this will not happen to us, especially when being small business. targeting hundreds of companies, but  we all tend to think this will not happen to us, especially when being small business.

That is until it actually does happen to our company.

It’s then that we realize our business’ password management processes, systems and infrastructure were not prepared to effectively do their job.

Unfortunately, many businesses and not just small firms, this can also happen to bigger companies, may still be vulnerable. So what steps can you take to protect yourself – both immediately, and long term – against this and other such exploits?

GIVE YOUR PASSWORD MANAGEMENT SOME EFFORT

First and foremost, businesses need to implement a better password management program. This huge Russian hacker collection is only possible because people get lazy, tend to reuse the same passwords, instead of using a password management software,  and use common words that can be guessed through a series of brute force attacks based on comparing passwords with words in a dictionary.

Granted, one problem is that the nature of the Internet simply requires people to have too many accounts and logins if they want to experience the full extent of the internet: shopping, social media, entertainment, etc. But still, in today’s highly digital world where there is seemingly no limit to what can be accessed, there is very little excuse for not employing a password management tool. Not quite sure where to turn to identify those tools? We suggest and use some tools that are explain in this article.

Password management tools all work similarly: they are cloud-based password vaults that store complex passwords for each of your account logins. They can be set up to automatically sign you into a site from your desktop browser and your mobile devices. You will be avoiding the hassle of reusing old all work similarly: they are cloud-based password vaults that store complex passwords for each of your account logins. They can be set up to automatically sign you into a site from your desktop browser and your mobile devices. You will be avoiding the hassle of reusing old passwords. One of the great parts of these tools is that they allow users to create very complex passwords – 16 digits that use a combination of letters, symbols and numbers, for example.

DON’T LET YOUR PASSWORDS GO AWAY

It is also important to look at your personnel termination policies and how you disconnect people from your networks. Do you have a set policy of how you turn off a user account and all their access rights – especially those whose departure may have been the result of a contentious situation? And it’s not just email that poses a potential threat, but more public-facing channels such as social media and corporate websites. There’s a good chance this could use some tweaking and adjustment.

Password management may not be the top priority on your weekly or quarterly agenda, but businesses need to keep it top of mind when discussing corporate security. In the end, it’s a relatively easy upkeep process, with an extremely high reward.

Your organization security is very important and using this tips can save your business.