It’s Identity Management Day 2021!

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Identity management is defined as controlling who has access to your information, when they have access, and how much they can acutally see.

This is definitely a problem for small businesses and consumers.

“$51-$72 billion in losses to the worldwide economy could be eliminated through the proper management and protection of identities.” – AIR Worldwide

https://www.idsalliance.org/why-identity-management-matters/

With Wyoming’s economy in the balance, it is even more important to protect our small businesses. Today’s Mom & Pop shop is tomorrow’s 25 person employer.

With the increase in cloud systems, identity management for employees is becoming harder to control. Think of all the cloud systems used for business, from Quickbooks to Indeed to customer relationship management software. How fast could you lock out an employee if the relationship went South? Do you even know what systems your employees are using on a day to day basis?

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“79% of organizations have experienced an identity-related security breach in the last 2 years.
99% believe their identity-related breaches were preventable.”
– Identity Defined Security Alliance

Taking an inventory of
1. Who has access to what systems?
2. What kind of access do they have? Administrative where they can change anything or regular user privileges?
A good idea for managing user access in your company…

“73% of people use the same password for multiple sites. 
33% use the same password every time.”
– DigiCert

Managing passwords doesn’t have to be a chore. Check out CyberWyoming’s low, medium and high tech ways to manage your passwords at the Wyoming Women’s Business Center’s training site at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJyQEH4ijW0.

We cover these topics and more in Wyoming’s Cybersecurity Competition for Small Businesses! Registration ends May 15! Join today! www.cyberwyoming.org/competition/

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