Cyber Awareness Month with IANS Faculty: Tips for Better Password Management

October 24, 2023 | By IANS Research

Users often engage in poor password management practices, including reusing the same password, selecting easily guessed passwords, or writing down and sharing their passwords. To improve your security posture, use good password management best practices.

As part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, IANS Faculty members take center stage to offer tips and insights focusing on the key security issues that immediately improve security health. In this short video clip, IANS Faculty members Mike Rothman and Jessica Hebenstreit discuss the importance of improving password management for both business and home use.

Learn to improve your password management with tips that better secure your business and home. Watch our helpful video with Mike Rothman and Jessica Hebenstreit, just two of our many globally recognized Faculty security practitioners.


How to Improve Password Security

For business Mike is a fan of password vaults:

I love the concept of the password vault. I think that for every consumer, every kind of employee, they should have their credentials within some type of vault. The easiest way to make sure that you don't get hacked consistently is to make sure that you have stronger passwords. The easiest way to manage your strong passwords is with a password vault and implement multi-factor authentication (MFA) wherever you can.

Here’s Jessica’s take on mitigating password risk at home:

I am a big fan of password managers. I have actually been on a campaign with my own family and extended family over the past couple of years to move them to a password manager or even a logbook at home. It allows you to have very complex passwords without having to remember them. You only need to remember your master password, making you safer by default.


How IANS Faculty Expertise Benefits You

Cybersecurity today is faced with a myriad of complex challenges, and the IANS Faculty will help you make informed security decisions that protect your business. By focusing on the tips in this Faculty video, you can strengthen your organization’s security posture and your own.

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Our mission is to help you make better, faster decisions, grow professionally, and stay compliant. Get in touch with IANS to learn more about how we can help move your security program forward.

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