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Employers warned to avoid consumer password managers

Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico, October 4th, 2022:

 

Employers in Albuquerque and Santa Fe are being warned not to use consumer password managers in their business, as it may leave them vulnerable to cyber criminals.

 

Password managers generate long random passwords for each application, remember the passwords and even autofill login boxes.

 

They’re an essential business tool – but only if the right type is used.

 

“This seems like a small thing, but actually it’s the difference between fully protecting your business or leaving it wide open,” explained local technology expert Paul Quintana of Zia Networks.

 

“Most employees embrace password managers as it makes their lives easier. This is the best kind of security! But Santa Fe and Albuquerque business owners must pick the right one.”

 

Paul recommends employers choose a business password manager that:

 

  • Has strict rules for the strength of passwords used
  • Allows single sign-on, where you only login once to access several applications
  • Supports multi-factor authentication, where you use a separate device to prove its you
  • Let’s you remove an employee’s access to all systems with the push of a button if they leave

 

“We’ve talked to several local businesses recently who’ve let their staff use the password manager of their choice, “ added Paul.

 

“Multiple different password managers have been used. That’s a really bad decision, as it’s impossible to make sure the business is meeting the best possible security standards.

 

“And with cyber-attacks at an all-time high, local business leaders can’t afford to take any risks.”

 

Zia Networks was formed in 2014 and specializes in supporting local businesses in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe area.

 

 

Notes for editors

 

  • Paul Quintana is available for further information and interview on (505) 428-6544.

 

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