Spring Cleaning: Part 2
We know that keeping our accounts clean is important, but how should you go about spring-cleaning your technology passwords and accounts?
Start With a Security Audit
You should perform a security audit to identify potential vulnerabilities in your accounts and technology. This can include reviewing access logs, checking security settings, and updating software and firmware to the latest versions.
Review Your Existing Passwords
Use strong, unique passwords. It’s essential to use strong passwords that are difficult to guess. This means using a combination of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Additionally, each account should have a unique password to prevent a breach of one account leading to access to all accounts.
Add an Additional Layer of Security
Two-factor authentication provides an extra layer of security to accounts by requiring a second form of verification before allowing access. This can include a code sent to a mobile device or biometric authentication like fingerprint or facial recognition.
Schedule Ongoing Maintenance
Update passwords regularly. It’s a good practice to update passwords every few months to ensure their effectiveness. This can prevent unauthorized access by someone who may have gained access to an old password.
A password manager is a tool that can help to manage and secure passwords. These tools can create and store complex passwords, so users don’t have to remember them. Some password managers even offer features like alerts when a password has been breached, so you can update the password immediately.
You should spring cleaning your technology passwords and accounts to ensure the safety of your business’s sensitive information. If you’re a client already, let’s get this on the calendar today, and if you’d like to learn more, Applied Technology Group!