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Cybersecurity is a trending topic! Nevertheless, data breaches are becoming more persistent while users are still using old ways to store their passwords, many times forgetting them or storing them in easy-to-hack places.
Government, retail, and technology are very popular targets because of the high level of personal identifying information contained in their records.
Even though Jira already comes with powerful user management and security features, STAGIL Password Manager reinforces the security of your company and reduces the organizational overhead related to changing teams and related logins. Your Jira users can manage and store their passwords securely in one place - Jira!

In this blog post, we will explain the challenges of password security and give tips on how to overcome them.

How does your password get hacked?

Many factors can allow a hacker to obtain your password - having a generic password, clicking on malicious links and phishing attacks are only some of the most popular methods of hacking and stealing critical information.

The most popular methods are:

Brute force attack 

This type of attack attempts to guess every combination until your password is cracked. Attackers are known to automate the software to try as many combinations as possible in the shortest period, Any password under 9-12 characters is at risk of being cracked.

Dictionary attack

Contrary to the brute force attack, the dictionary attack tries a prearranged compilation of words just like in a dictionary, if your password happens to be a single word, then its in danger. The only way of surviving this type of attack is by having an extremely rare and uncommon word or multiple joined word phrases.

Phishing

Phishing is a way of intimidating you to do what a cybercriminal wants. A phishing email might falsely tell you that there might be an error with your emails or credit card account and prompt you to click on a link that will redirect you to a fake website resembling exactly the website of the fore-mentioned "problem" to steal your data. Phishing can also be done via phone.

More stats on cybersecurity:

  1. 95% of breached records came from only three industries in 2016 - Government, retail, and technology 
  2. 43% of cyberattacks target small businesses
  3. Since COVID-19, the US FBI reported a 300% increase in reported cybercrimes
  4. Approximately $6 trillion are expected to be spent globally on cybersecurity by 2021
  5. Most companies take nearly 6 months to detect a data breach, even major ones
  6. There is a hacker attack every 39 seconds

Source: Cybintsolutions.

Keep your data safe with Jira and STAGIL Password Manager!

A password manager is the solution. No more distributed passwords across different tools and hardware.

Using a password manager that can store all of your company's and private passwords is a game-changer. With STAGIL Password Manager you can manage your company's and private passwords directly within Jira by using native Jira features in combination with encrypted password custom fields.

Using a strong password sometimes might not be enough: With STAGIL Password Manager you get a new custom field type that lets you securely store passwords in Jira. As the app gives you a new password custom field type, you can create different password fields with specific requirements and add them to your desired issue screen.

See and change the status of a password: When creating an issue for a new password, you can use Jira workflows to determine the status of a password, e.g. as "Active" and "Expired". You can also script workflow mechanisms to have the passwords' statuses change after a certain time period.

Ensure maximum security: STAGIL Password Manager has a masked password field and encrypts the password directly on the database level. Additionally, users can use their own passphrases to encrypt passwords or you can apply your company's password policies. When managing passwords as issues, you can simply create your own security levels in Jira and apply them to your password issues with a Jira security scheme to restrict access to the passwords based on Jira groups and users.

Back up and export: When backing up or exporting password data, simply use the Jira export functions or your own export apps to export the issues that include your passwords. All information about the passwords will be exported, but your encrypted passwords will stay encrypted in the export.

Searching your passwords with JQL: As your passwords are simply managed within a custom field and in the best case as distinct password issues, you can use Jira's JQL search to find your password quickly by e.g. searching the password summary or a label of the password issue.


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