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12 Days of Passwords: Password Management-as-a-Service (PMaaS)

[12 DAYS OF PASSWORDS | 2 MIN READ]  Password management for small and mid-size businesses remains a major pain-point and frustration for clients. There is a significant opportunity for MSPs to deliver Password Management-as-a-Service (PMaaS) to solve this problem for clients, which adds value and delivers service differentiation.

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12 Days of Passwords: Privileged Client Knowledge Management

[12 DAYS OF PASSWORDS | 3 MIN READ]  When you combine password management and IT documentation, it becomes one unified solution: privileged client knowledge management. Streamline your team by implementing an all-in-one solution that combines the security of password maintenance and provides technicians quick access to the client knowledge they need to help their clients.

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12 Days of Passwords: Industry Standards & Compliance

[12 DAYS OF PASSWORDS | 4 MIN READ]  Managed Service Providers (MSPs) serve a variety of clients in a variety of industries. As an MSP, it is important to know your network well in order to adhere to strict compliance regulations or face serious consequences, such as a data breach or an expensive fine. Other standard organizations include National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) or the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Data protection is a main concern today, and many MSPs will have to comply with multiple regulations. Learn four common industry standards MSPs need to be aware of and how to comply.

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12 Days of Passwords: Password Auditing and Accountability

[12 DAYS OF PASSWORDS | 2 MIN READ]  Client data is the most valuable asset any business has, and your team has virtually unencumbered access to it all.  As a result, you and your clients deserve and need to know who has accessed their systems and when it happened. Discover how to manage password accountability through leveraging auditing below.

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12 Days of Passwords: Password Resets: The Bane of an MSP's Existence

[12 DAYS OF PASSWORDS | 3 MIN READ]  If you could pinpoint that one thing that is eating up all your technician's time, what would it be? Is there something weighing heavy on your Service Desk and stacking up all your tickets? To take an educated guess originating from the internal workings of an MSP, this has to be password resets. Yep, it's been said, no going back now. Password resets are the bane of an MSP's existence. Let us fill you in on a little secret.

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12 Days of Passwords: Power of Automation for Password Security

[12 DAYS OF PASSWORDS | 3 MIN READ]  As we uncover more best practices in password security, there is one crucial component that is often overlooked or ignored, and that is password rotation. As an MSP, managing a multitude of passwords for a variety of enterprises, the idea of changing even one password can be daunting. Since password rotation refers to changing all the passwords on a variety of systems on a frequency basis, where does an MSP start and when should passwords be renewed? 

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12 Days of Passwords: The Right Way to Generate Complex Passwords

[12 DAYS OF PASSWORDS | 2 MIN READ]  Protect your MSP by using complex strings of non-reused passwords. Combo this with a password generation tool as a simple solution to manage all your passwords effortlessly. Discover below four tips that help keep your passwords unique and hard to breach. 

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12 Days of Passwords: 4 Password Types Not to Use

[12 DAYS OF PASSWORDS | 3 MIN READ]  Scratching your head not knowing what passwords to use the next time you need to generate a considerable amount of new passwords for clients? We have a piece to the puzzle where we identify four types of passwords NOT to use for your next password rotation.

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12 Days of Passwords: Access Management to Privileged Credentials

[12 DAYS OF PASSWORDS | 3 MIN READ]  MSPs, are you now ready to take a second look at your security service offering? After today’s coverage of the US Justice Department preparing charges against hackers targeting MSPs and RMMs, it begs the question, "why wait?". Threats exist for the MSP from external and internal sources and it's time learn about them. Whether it is an external hacker or rogue employee, exfiltration can happen through a number of angles. Access management is vital for prevention. Do you currently manage a multitude of sensitive credentials for a growing client base ? If yes, then these MSP quick tips are for you. 

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12 Days of Passwords: Use Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

[12 DAYS OF PASSWORDS | 3 MIN READ]  MSPs, have you doubled-up on your security? Using multi-factor authentication (MFA) absolutely critical in today's industry; let us tell you why. With all the advanced persistent threats (APTs) that have been targeting MSPs more and more recently, using a multi-factor authentication will add another layer of security for you and your clients from a breach. An MFA solution via another device will add that extra complexity factor - yet simple implementation - to passwords and passphrases. Are you ready to establish a new value-driven standard for security?

Topics: Security Education MSP Wisdom Cybersecurity Tips