If you and your employees are still counting on a good memory and strategically placed sticky notes to ward off shady characters from trying to compromise your systems, then this article is for you. It’s time to upgrade the way your organization handles password management. And while any change at your business – especially introducing new software – can seem like way more of a pain than it’s worth, this is actually worth it.
Keeper Security reports that over 80% of breaches are due to weak passwords. It’s just that simple. Using the same password for everything – like your dog’s name plus an exclamation point – is no longer an option. Using a password management platform is not only safer, creating hard-to-figure-out passwords, but they also log you into your most important sites automatically.
Here’s the good news. We’ve done the hard work of researching these options for you. Below are a few worth checking out before it’s too late.
1Password – This is a go-to security tool for many businesses today. One master password gets you in to the “Vaults” of other passwords. Biometric authentication can be used on any Apple device. They don’t offer a free version, but they do have a 14-day trial that is a nice test drive. This platform includes storage up to 1GB, and you can add another important layer of protection with 2-factor authentication.
Bitwarden – Known for an awesome set of features in its free version, Bitwarden has the most robust feature set of these listed. There is a premium version that is worth every penny that allows you to seamlessly share logins across your team. It also comes with one gigabyte of storage.
LastPass – This is a very safe bet. LastPass is one of the most trusted softwares in this space. And mostly because at one point they did have a vulnerability that did become public, but their ability to fix it and master the PR surrounding it established them as more trustworthy than ever. They, too, have a free option. And they are known for working across all systems, including PCs, Macs, and all tablets.