Outsourced Computer Consultants, Magnicom, Confirm Need For Increased Password Standards

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High-profile website hacks have lead to never-before-seen impact and security alerts. Magnicom examines the state of affairs in modern day password practices.

Atlanta IT Company

Atlanta IT Company

Enterprise Password Management systems establish controls that will require users to save their passwords in an encrypted system that can only be accessed using their login and password.

It is commonplace for users to use the same password for multiple sites, including banking. Atlanta IT company, Magnicom, is setting out to help individuals and companies up their security game.

The effects of one password being hacked is not limited to that one website. Most users nowadays save their usernames and passwords using the password management built into Internet Explorer, Firefox & Google Chrome. The password management built into these browsers is not secure and can easily be retrieved. Others keep their passwords on post-it notes that are attached to their monitor or in "Password Protected" Word & Excel files, but these can be hacked in about 5 seconds with free tools found easily on the web. Once a hacker has compromised one account, more than likely they easily login to other websites, email accounts, secure logins, etc. by testing that same password.

There have been numerous high-profile website attacks over the last few months that prove just how damaging hacking is and how time consuming it is to change passwords.

  • Ebay
  • Forbes
  • Kickstarter
  • LinkedIn
  • Linksys
  • University of Maryland
  • and many more

Magnicom's information technology consulting includes audits that give companies insight into utilizing tools like Enterprise Password Management systems.

Magnicom's Neil Smith comments. "Enterprise Password Management systems establish controls that will require users to save their passwords in an encrypted system that can only be accessed using their login and password." He continues. "This is effective because then management can run security checks to ensure the users are not repeating the same passwords and also have the ability to know what corporate sites the users have access to, so should they leave the company. That way they know what account access needs to be removed."

There are numerous password management programs which makes keeping separate passwords much easier and only require the user to remember one SECURE password. Magnicom utilizes these same programs for our internal operations, as well as keeping track of all clients passwords. The system Magnicom uses, and recommends to network security clients, will show them what accounts anyone has accessed and how to properly maintain security with them on their network.

Mr. Smith remarks. "It is unfortunate that the bad guys of the world cause so much headache for the good guys. Luckily, we can assist in the selection, testing and implementation of security applications."

To take advantage of Magnicom's network penetration testing, or to receive a consultation regarding password management solutions, visit Magnicom online at magnicom.net or call them at 678-727-7270.

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