Protecting Corporate Identities Through Password Management

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In addition to where passwords are stored, IT admins must be careful about how they are stored. By storing passwords after they've been one-way hashed and salted, admins can provide an additional layer of security. They should also consider other encryption methods like SHA512, as previous encryption algorithms have been compromised.

Corporate identities are the most valuable digital asset for hackers today. They are constantly being attacked and are perpetually at risk. Identities are the proverbial keys to the kingdom, and include private enterprise applications, devices, networks and data. If a hacker were to gain access to the right credentials, it could be devastating to an organization.

One of the best ways to keep corporate identities safe is to practice proper password management. From an IT perspective, this entails determining the types of passwords that are acceptable and where they are housed on the company's systems. It also focuses on having a unique password per service where possible.

In this slideshow, Rajat Bhargava, CEO and co-founder, JumpCloud, has identified the top five factors of sophisticated password management strategies used to protect corporate identities.

 

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