29 Jun 2020

4 Ways LastPass Can Make Your Life Easier

The Problem – Easy to Guess Passwords


Technology has evolved incredibly over the years, with that so has the threat to your data. It is no longer safe to use easy to guess passwords. A computer is able to ‘crack’ that easier than you would imagine. If you use the same password for multiple sites, once one is compromised, all are. The only safe passwords to use look something like this, “iH28$u2hFC%YO”, which are almost impossible to remember.


The Solution – Password Management


LastPass is a password manager that stores all of your passwords, for all of your websites, apps, and more in one secure location. LastPass offers auto-fill options for most platforms that will make logging in even faster and easier.  LastPass can offer a tremendous increase in security through robust password management. LastPass can generate long and secure passwords at the click of a button, and easily store your login credentials for ALL of your sites and accounts. All of this is kept secure and encrypted behind your single “Master Password.”


The Benefits


1. Security

Do you or anyone you know tend to use the same password for EVERYTHING? Hey, we’ve all done it at some point. But here’s where the issue lies… if a hacker can get into one account, they can now get into ALL of your accounts. So how do we fix it? Remembering every password for every account we have just creates a whole new issue, memory.

A password manager such as Last Pass can help simplify and secure you and your company’s data and access points. With a password manager, you and your employees can securely log in everywhere while only having to remember one password, also known as the master key.

2. An Efficient Mobile App

LastPass comes with a super convenient mobile app. Features such as auto-fill will now be available for all of your mobile applications while your business is on the move. Imagine being in the field and your laptop malfunctions and you are forced to move to mobile. Thanks to LastPass, you can remain operational on mobile with all of your passwords being immediately available. Last Pass also offers an authenticator app as well, which provides even more security through a two-step identification process. Now you can be secure on your mobile device too!

3. The Ability to Share With Your Team

LastPass‘ sharing function allows you to grant access to your employees to certain apps and websites without having to give them your actual password. This is very convenient for those times when you need someone to complete a task or look into something for you, but they don’t have privileged access. You don’t even have to be present for this to work. Through your Last Pass account either on a desktop or through the mobile app, you can simply share it to anyone in your company’s contacts.

4. Plug-in Support

Plugins are available for Last Pass on browsers such as Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft’s new Edge. This Plug In is accessible once you log into Last Pass within that browser. Once the plug in is set up, you can set up things such as auto-fill to make log ins faster and more secure, allowing you to focus on what matters most… running your company.


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04 Sep 2019

Back That Thing Up

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We all have data, some of us have a lot of data, some of us have way too much data. No matter who you are, your data is stored somewhere. This data could be family pictures, videos, personal information, contact information, patient health information, banking information or literally anything. The fact that it’s stored somewhere, unfortunately means that it’s vulnerable to be lost or stolen. To avoid your data being lost, it is important to complete data backups regularly.



If your information is important to you it needs to be protected, if it’s important to someone else like a client or customer, it needs to be backed up and backed up correctly. Oops! You just accidentally deleted that folder you needed? Oh no! Even worse, you have overwritten that important document and it’s gone! Well, luckily, you’re about to meet your first line of defense. Your system administrator can setup volume shadow services through Windows that can ‘instantly’ restore a file, a folder or even a whole drive. This data is typically stored locally on your machine, so there’s not much fuss to getting it back, it’s a feature within Windows Server that your IT administrator can make use of and can be a hassle saver. While that sure is convenient, it’s far from comprehensive, let’s talk more about the big-league solutions.


In the IT world, great measures must be taken to ensure that you have the ability to have your data ready to be recalled quickly and efficiently. Your data should be being synchronized with a server somewhere in your office in real-time. If you have a computer that goes offline, or has a major hardware failure, is that data gone? What if the hard drive has crashed and needs to be replaced? That’s what that big blinking server rack in the closet is for right? What if the servers disk experiences a head crash? A head crash happens to be a frighteningly common occurrence. Well if your infrastructure has been setup correctly there should be a second failsafe onsite that all your data is synchronized with, and in just a few short moments it can be recovered via failover by you or your network administrator.


Okay, so now you’re all set, right? Well, not quite. Many businesses have sadly suffered irreversible data loss due to disaster. What if your building floods from a hurricane, gets struck by lightning or has a fire in the server room? Scary stuff. What if your network has been breached and suddenly some person or persons from far across the world have locked you out of all of your precious data? They’ve used crypto malware to lock you out of everything your business needs to make money and are holding your livelihood ransom. This, of course, includes your onsite synchronized backup.

If you’re following the standard protocol (which I will get into below) that data is ‘still’ safe. Offsite backup through the cloud has you covered. It may take a bit of effort on your I.T. guys part (remember them come the holidays) but soon enough everything that was lost or stolen can be restored as it was, and those pesky hackers will be left without a leg to stand on.


By following what’s called the 3-2-1 rule of data backup, you not only make sure you’re not left regretfully data-less, but you will be following many compliancy laws such as HIPAA for example. Compliancy laws like HIPAA require that your data be secured through backups and the best practice is 3 total copies of your data, 2 backup copies stored on different storage medias and at least 1 of them located offsite. In order to be compliant this data must be encrypted, not only at rest on your servers or anywhere it’s stored, but also in transit between devices.


There is clearly a lot that you not only ‘should’ be doing to protect your data, but if you are required to adhere to certain compliancy laws and standards, you ‘have’ to prevent data loss by law. While this stuff can get very complicated, very quickly, this is just the kind of thing a seasoned IT company or MSP like EZETech can handle for you with ease, helping you maintain compliancy and prevent a potential hard stop to your day to day operations.

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