As weak, stolen, and reused employee passwords are the leading cause of data breaches, Dashlane has released a new Password Health Reporting Dashboard for its enterprise customers.
The company’s first reporting tool provides IT admins with unprecedented, in-depth insight into employee password protection and the ability to track improvements over time.
Dashlane’s new Password Health Reporting Dashboard helps companies identify employees with bad password habits and evaluate the effectiveness of their organization’s security initiatives and password policies.
Before making its new tool available to customers, Dashlane first tested it internally among its own staff.
With many employees around the world now working from home because of the pandemic, encouraging good safety hygiene is now a top priority for CISO and IT leaders. In fact, a recent survey by Dashlane found that during the pandemic, nearly 60 percent of Americans used personal devices for work, which could pass on vulnerabilities from their poor online security practices to their employers.
By encouraging and providing employees with the tools to change their bad password practices, Dashlane minimizes the organization’s attack surface. While a password health score of 90 percent or higher is recommended, it is even more important to track how this score changes over time. When companies understand the results of their security initiatives, they can be more efficient and adjust their strategies accordingly.
Dashlane Co-Founder and CEO Emmanuel Schalit provided further insight into the importance of good password health among an organization’s employees in a press release, saying:
“A company’s security is only as strong as an employee’s weakest password, making password managers the best first line of defense against a hack or breach. Many of our business customers have asked to delve deeper into their company’s password performance to switch from Dashlane provides an even more effective tool for increasing digital security. We are proud to offer this historical reporting feature, as well as a deeper understanding of password security, coupled with employee training on best practices both at work and in the workplace. learning at home is ultimately what will help prevent costly breaches and hacks. “