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Why Students Need a Password Manager

Keeping track of your assignments in school isn’t easy, but keeping track of your passwords is even harder. Students could benefit from using a password manager because it makes it easy to create, store and secure their passwords, documents and sensitive data all in one place. Read on to learn why a password manager would be useful for students.

Introducing Keeper MSP Upgraded Billing Platform

Keeper has updated our MSP platform and licensing to be much more flexible. This allows managed service providers and their managed companies to allocate Keeper licenses to their users and pay for those licenses at the end of the month. While other MSP solutions in the market bill upfront before licenses are allocated to users, Keeper’s new billing model is designed to scale with your MSP business as you add individual managed companies and users.
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Cybersecurity Offboarding: How to Protect Passwords When Employees Leave

Ending a business relationship with an employee can be daunting, especially if things end on bad terms. Offboarding is critical to ensure that any disgruntled former employees do not expose company information. There have been cases in the past where former employees are the cause of massive data breaches. Some data breaches are intentional, like when a former CIA employee was convicted for carrying out the largest data leak in the agency’s history.

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GigaOm Radar Report Recognizes Keeper as a Leader in Password Management

Keeper Security is thrilled to announce it’s been recognized as a leader in Password Management by GigaOm, an analyst firm and media company specializing in strategic, engineering-led technology research, insight and analysis. The GigaOm Radar for Password Management places Keeper as a leader within the Platform Play and Innovation quadrant.

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Why Dark Web Monitoring is Crucial to Protecting Your Business

The dark web is home to a ton of criminal activity—including a myriad of cybercrime services that can irreparably damage your company. You can find cybercriminals taking advantage of anonymity and operating illegal businesses such as selling personal information – compromised credentials, email addresses, credit card numbers, social security numbers and other kinds of personal data and financial information can all be bought and sold on the dark web.

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How to End Password Reuse on the Web

Password reuse is a common practice amongst teams that can lead to a cybercriminal getting a hold of your online credentials. Despite knowing that it can leave your accounts compromised, a majority of people are still guilty of reusing their passwords. Results from an online security survey by Google and Harrison Poll found that: As cybercriminals use more sophisticated attacks, organizations must emphasize the importance of good cyber hygiene practices to prevent data breaches.

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What is a VPN?

A VPN, or a virtual private network, is a service that protects your internet connection. It encrypts your data, protects your online identity by masking your IP address and allows you to use public WiFi hotspots safely. VPNs create a private, encrypted network within the public network providing an extra, and known, layer of security and privacy.

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Why is Password Security Important?

Password security is important because passwords are the first line of defense against cybercriminals and their unauthorized access to your personal data. Most people around the world struggle with managing their passwords. A recent Verizon Data Breach Investigation reported over 70% of employees repeat passwords while at work. According to the study, 81% of hacking-related breaches used either stolen or weak passwords.

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What is a Security Breach?

A security breach is when an incident occurs that results in unauthorized access to sensitive data, applications, networks or devices. Typically, when a security breach happens the intruder is able to bypass security measures that were put in place to keep them out. As a result of a security breach, a company or organization’s public image suffers, which can lead to the company losing money. The company or organization could also suffer legal consequences.

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Risks and Challenges of Mismanaged Secrets

Poor secrets management leads to data breaches that can result in compromised credentials, a damaged reputation and millions of dollars in mitigation costs, legal fees and lost revenue. Secrets are non-human privileged credentials that provide access to sensitive information, systems and services. Types of secrets include database passwords, SSH keys, API keys and encryption keys.