Sharing Network Accounts, Don’t!

December 4, 2008

I have written previously on the security dangers of your staff sharing each others network and computer user names and passwords.

Lets add another reason not to do that.

Untold hours were wasted looking for the reason that a database of certain transcript records was not being updated properly.

Hmm, why is Jane there twice? and Jim swears he completed it as well?

You can guess.

Jane had shared her user name and password with Jim.

For Jim, the fact that ‘Welcome Jane’ was sitting on the computer screen was not enough of a clue.

The Takeaway?

Your user name and your password are yours, and yours alone.

As a manager in the SMB space, actively ensure that this type of sharing does not occur.

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