2022 – An alternative way to share your passwords

Cybersecurity has never been more important for businesses around the world. Since the coronavirus pandemic rocked the world in 2020, many companies have opted to work remotely. Although this clearly has plenty of benefits, there are also some negatives to consider which could impact your business.

There are arguments for and against working remotely, mainly relating to efficiency and trust, but other aspects need to be considered. This includes cybersecurity and how safe working digitally can really be for your business. A recent study by Tessian found that one-third of employees admitted they had picked up bad security habits while working at home, but 89% still expressed a preference for working remotely during the week. One-quarter of employees also said they would not report mistakes. IT leaders, therefore, need to address changes to employees’ security habits if they are to continue hybrid working arrangements without the huge risk to the cybersecurity of the business.

The need for increased security measures hasn’t escaped us here at Purely Digital; that’s why we’ve been helping companies transfer their passwords physically, both helping companies strengthen the passwords used by employees and reducing the risks of them being intercepted by cybercriminals. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? Carry on reading to learn more about sharing passwords in the form of scratch cards with Purely Digital.

How can you physically transfer a password?

We are well beyond the age of writing down a password on a notepad and handing it over. Instead, many companies opt to use password manager tools which are encrypted to ensure that passwords are kept safe. However, whilst these are a good idea, they are only good once you have stored and saved the password.

The tricky part for many companies is sending passwords to individuals electronically and digitally. If, for example, you want to send someone a password and logins via email, it can end up in the wrong hands. The sender may accidentally email the wrong person, or the message may be intercepted by a cybercriminal.

Well, that no longer has to be the case. In recent years, IT departments have opted to send passwords via mail to their employees. This is more secure than it sounds! Passwords can be sent as a scratch card making it a completely secure way to send and receive this information. If passwords are received with any part of the scratch-off panel removed, they are void, if not, you know they have not been seen by anyone other than the intended recipient.

Tim Sandler, Tession CEO and co-founder said that “IT leaders need to prioritise building a security culture that empowers people to work securely and productively and understand how to encourage long-lasting behavioural change over time if they’re going to thrive in this new way of working.”

Using scratch cards to communicate secure passwords and log-in information is a great way to reinforce your company’s serious attitude regarding the importance of online security and are a user-friendly way to exchange information with employees, encouraging them to consider and change their own behaviour in relation to cybersecurity.

How do Purely Digital scratchcards work?

Scratch cards work as a powerful marketing tool for your business; but they don’t have to be used or considered purely marketing tools. At Purely Digital, our scratch card service has helped clients worldwide create innovative marketing campaigns for their businesses.  However, using them to exchange secure information is becoming increasingly popular; and because of our expertise using them for marketing promotions, you can be confident that they can be beautifully designed, with gold or silver scratch-off areas, to reflect the branding and values of your business too. Take a look at our Purely Digital scratchcards product page to see what we are talking about.

A scratch card does not always have to be about winning the lottery and a million pounds (although that would be nice!). So let Purely Digital scratchcards help you keep your passwords safe and secure via transferring them through physical cards.

Example of security code

Ideal for start-ups

Some companies will have state-of-the-art cyber and network security. However, as a small start-up or a company with a small budget, it is unlikely you have extensive security protocols in place. You might be sharing passwords over email or via a spreadsheet, for example.

This should be a big no-no. Although we don’t proclaim to be cybersecurity experts, Team Purely is fully aware of the pitfalls of sharing confidential data over the PC. We are so keen to let companies know of the password sharing available ideas. With remote working becoming increasingly popular, it has never been more important to be more protective of your passwords. The money spent on password sharing scratch cards will save you money in the long term, reducing the chances of your data being compromised.

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