Secure Password Sharing in the Workplace

Is sharing passwords among employees common in your office? Well, you are not alone. Studies show that as many as 69% of respondents admit sharing passwords with their colleagues. 

 

Generally speaking, it helps employees collaborate and get work done. Teams may share one login for a particular website or service, rather than getting separate subscriptions. IT teams share admin accounts to manage company infrastructure and services. Someone may manage projects on behalf of a client, so each party should be able to access accounts. The list may go on and on. 

 

As long as the shared passwords may be the key to your organization’s sensitive data, what one shouldn’t neglect is security. Why it’s important? How to share passwords without any risks? And how can Passwarden help you? Find it all out below!

Why care about security and what’s the best way to share passwords

Sharing passwords with colleagues via email or instant message may be quite tempting, but dangerous. Passwords and other data sent in this way can be intercepted and leaked. 

Keeping shared passwords, say, in a Google Docs is neither a good idea. A hacker who discovers a document full of a dozen shared credentials in one employee’s Google account can carry out a full-blown data breach. And the latter, if your customers’ privacy gets violated, can even expose your organization to legal issues. 

 

Sounds intimidating, right? To avoid this, your organization needs to have proper password security policies in place. One of the cybersecurity best practices is using a reliable password manager like Passwarden by KeepSolid.

 

With Passwarden, every user gets an encrypted storage both for their own passwords and the ones they share with other workers. Every employee has his own master password, which is the only way to access all the sensitive info. 

Top reasons to use Passwarden in your office

Encrypted storage for your accounts

Keeping your sensitive information secure is our top priority. Thanks to the client-side encryption using AES-256 and ЕС р-384 protocol, Passwarden reliably protects your corporate logins and other info. 

Secure password sharing

Due to the bullet-proof encryption, you can be sure that whenever your employees share passwords, they can’t be stolen by hackers or other third parties. Want to learn more about Passwarden security? Check out this page

Absolute privacy of your company data

Passwarden can’t see your Master Password or any of the passwords or other items stored in the app. Each and every bit of your data is absolutely confidential and inaccessible even to Passwarden employees. So you can be sure that your company's private information remains absolutely private.

Different access rights

With Passwarden, you can set different permission levels for different employees. There are Admin, Editor, and Viewer access rights. So if you don’t want particular users to make any changes in the shared Passwarden vault, all you need is just set them the Viewer access. 

How to share passwords securely with Passwarden

  1. Get the Passwarden app and sign up.
  2. Create a new vault that you’ll share with others. 
  3. Send invites to your team, setting the necessary access rights.
  4. Wait till users accept your invitation. If they are new to Passwarden, you may also need to click Share.
  5. Add passwords and other items to your vault and share them with the relevant employees.

Get secure password manager for your office

No more time to waste! Include Passwarden to your office cybersecurity policy. Store and share passwords safely and ensure top-notch protection of your corporate accounts.