As an executive assistant, you likely have an extensive collection of sensitive credentials that you use on a daily basis. It can be tricky to securely store, frequently update, and utilize this information, but password management systems help tremendously. Password management systems create, collect, and keep track of passwords for you, while also protecting all of your vital information.
Let’s chat about one of Base’s favorite password management systems, LastPass.
What is LastPass?
LastPass is a secure password management system that allows you to store and organize all of your precious credentials in one place. But that’s not all — LastPass can do a variety of other things:
- Create strong passwords on your behalf
- Allow you to share passwords with others
- Audit your password strength
- Store sensitive information (i.e. credit cards, passports, addresses, etc.)
- Log you in automatically when you visit a website
- Form fill credit card information
All you need to do is remember your master password and let LastPass remember the rest.
Is LastPass secure?
One of the key concerns with password management systems is security. LastPass uses a variety of tools to ensure your data is always safe: strong encryption algorithms, local-only encryption, and multi-factor authentication.
When you use LastPass, all of your passwords are saved to your personal vault. Think of it as the digital version of a safe. LastPass intuitively will organize your vault as you add additional passwords. For example, if you save your OpenTable password, it will automatically organize it under a Dining folder. If you want more control, you can create your own folders and organize as you see fit. There is also a handy search feature that allows you to quickly locate passwords in seconds.
LastPass Browser Extension
The LastPass browser extension will be your new best friend. This handy tool allows you to automatically log in when you visit a website, saves new credentials as you create them, and even generates long, secure passwords on your behalf.
Whether you are considering LastPass for personal or business use, they have a plan to fit your needs and your budget. Prices range from free – $8/user.
If you are looking for a secure way to store your credentials, a way to cut down on the time it takes to log in, or a safe way to share passwords, consider leveraging LastPass.
Having a place to store passwords is great, but what about all of the other information you have to know about your executive? If you’re looking for a secure place to store your executive’s preferences, habits, travel data, key contacts, software, and more, turn to Base. Base’s Dossier feature allows executive assistants to store critical information about their executives in one central location.