Improve Passwords and More During Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. So it’s a perfect reminder for businesses to improve their internal security practices to protect proprietary information and customer data.

Passwords are a hugely important component of cybersecurity. Both you and your employees need to set strong passwords and change them regularly to prevent security breaches. But managing all those unique codes can seem daunting. Instead, consider the password managers listed in this post.

17 Password Manager Apps

Of course, remembering your passwords isn’t enough to keep your company data secure. It’s time to ditch Password123 and find stronger options that are difficult for hackers to guess. If you’re not sure where to start when creating passwords, there are some best practices that can strengthen your security. Learn the top tips in this post.

Password Security Doesn’t Have to be Hard, See These 15 Best Practices

Passwords aren’t just for email and social media accounts. You can also password protect specific files. This may be especially beneficial for those sending PDFs to clients or coworkers. This post outlines exactly how to protect a PDF file with a unique password.

How to Password Protect a PDF File

Once you set a strong password for your accounts and files, you should still reset them periodically to increase security. However, many people find this process to be stressful — sometimes even as stressful as planning for retirement. This post details why resetting passwords can seem so daunting and offers tips for overcoming this obstacle.

30% Find Resetting Passwords as Stressful as Retiring

Passwords are always an important feature of cybersecurity. But the technology surrounding this concept is constantly evolving. So there are some exciting changes on the horizon that may improve security for small businesses around the world. Learn about some new and upcoming options in this post.

What is the Future of Passwords? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Has your business dealt with cybersecurity challenges in the past? Other small businesses may be able to learn from your story. Share your lessons learned and other details about your business with our editorial team here. We’re always looking for unique small business stories to share with our audience.

We’re also looking to feature businesses that offer cybersecurity tools, apps, or services. Reach out to our team to share details about your business. We may then be in touch to gather more information for features to share with our small business readership.

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Annie Pilon Annie Pilon is a Senior Staff Writer for Small Business Trends and has been a member of the team for 12 years. Annie covers feature stories, community news and in-depth, expert-based guides. She has a bachelor’s degree from Columbia College Chicago in Journalism and Marketing Communications.