Do you share your passwords?

September 11, 2018 - 1 minute read

Do you share your passwords?

While you may not, chances are one of your coworkers does. A recent survey by Switchfast, an IT service provider located in Chicago, 19% of employees of small and medium sized- businesses share their passwords with coworkers or assistants.

Typically, passwords should not be shared with others. It is better to create an additional account for the other employee to perform their job. From a cybersecurity standpoint, sharing passwords make it more difficult to identify who touched what files last or who may be responsible for a data breach. In addition, if you share your password, what is preventing the person you shared it with from sharing it to someone else? While you may want to be helpful and accomplish a task quicker, it is never a good idea to share your password.