Let’s consider this scenario:
You have a house. You often hire people to clean, maintain,
fix, and improve that house. Every person you hire needs
access to the house. But it’s inconvenient to let them in
every single day, maybe even multiple times a day. So you
give them all a key to the same lock, to let themselves in
and out. When a project is done, you sometimes ask for
the key back, but sometimes you don’t. And you should
replace all the locks in the house when you do but that’s
time consuming. It’d be annoying to have to hand out new
keys to everyone anyway All those people using the same
key. A key that isn’t changed and often isn’t taken back.
You wouldn’t want to expose your home, and everything
you keep inside it, and even your personal safety, to that
kind of risk.
But that’s what companies do, every day
Passwords are handed out haphazardly to employees
and vendors so that they can do their jobs as quickly as
possible. But when they leave, is there accountability
for what the employee or vendor had access to? Can a
company guarantee that all the passwords are changed
over? Is the company sure those employees and vendors
can’t get back in?
That’s why companies need a kill switch
If an employee leaves, they need to have access revoked
the second they walk out the door. Without a kill switch,
there’s no way to know you’ve secured your fortress.
A week is too long. The moment an employee or a vendor
leaves, you need to know what they had access to, and
be able to remove their access and change all the affected
passwords, in real-time.
The solution? Deploy a password manager for your team
By deploying a password manager, you can create a kill
switch. With LastPass, you can share accounts that have
ridiculously long, difficult-to-remember passwords that
employees are less likely to abuse because there’s a
different one for every account. Then you can offboard an
employee in real-time, at a moment’s notice. Our tools
help you change over passwords quickly. Even if those
passwords are shared with other team members, all the
changes are real time and behind-the-scenes. Your system
is more secure, and your employees are none the wiser.
It’s affordable, it’s flexible, it’s quick to deploy. It’s security,
simplified.If your company doesn’t have a kill switch, now
is the time to implement one. Try LastPass and start solving
the password problem for your team.