Discover why Bitwarden is the best solution for secure password management with 80/20 Digital.

When it comes to online security, many of us have probably been guilty of being a little bit lackadaisical—from using the same password for the last decade and sharing our logins via email to using really easy passwords like ABC123 or Rockstar10.

However, as demonstrated in Australia’s recent data breaches, it’s more important than ever to keep your business and personal data secure. When this is compromised, it can spell all kinds of trouble, like identity theft and ransom.

At 80/20 Digital, we take our clients’ data security very seriously, which is why we not only have virus-detecting software installed on our devices, but we utilise Bitwarden to keep all passwords safe. 

According to Verizon’s 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report, 82% of data breaches involved the human element, including the use of stolen credentials. This is where a password manager such as Bitwarden comes in handy—not just for safety, but also for convenience!

What is a Password Manager?

A password manager is a software application that stores, retrieves, and manages complex passwords, all in an encrypted format. Password managers store login information and automatically enter them to log you into your online accounts.

Why Use a Password Manager?

As your digital marketing agency, we are often required to have access to many of your online accounts, such as Google Ads, Analytics, Search Console, and Google My Business, as well as Facebook, the backend of your website, YouTube, and more.

Passwords can be easily lost or compromised when exchanged via email, which is why we have our clients input all the necessary passwords into Bitwarden. Bitwarden also ensures that we can access the necessary accounts without actually being able to view your passwords.

What’s even better is that thanks to its password generator, you can update all of your passwords to be unique and more secure. But don’t worry; you won’t have to remember them or write them on a sticky note—it stores login information for various accounts and automatically enters them into web forms for you. One master password is all you need to remember to access all of your accounts. Simple as that!

How Bitwarden Keeps Your Data Secure

Bitwarden uses an open-source approach, meaning anyone can inspect the code for transparency and trust. Your data is fully encrypted before it leaves your device using AES-256 bit encryption, salted hashing, and PBKDF2 SHA-256 authentication. This ensures only you can access your vault, not even Bitwarden. They also conduct regular security audits, cryptographic analysis, and penetration testing through third parties like Cure53. 

While that might sound a bit like technical jargon, essentially, it just means your passwords are encrypted and decrypted at the device level. So, even if your Bitwarden data is intercepted or compromised, your passwords are still safe from both internal and external threats such as malware or cyberattacks.

Ready to Secure Your Passwords?

Securing your passwords is more important than ever. Bitwarden provides an easy, reliable, and secure solution to manage and protect your sensitive information. With its robust encryption and commitment to transparency, you can trust Bitwarden to keep your data safe.

Talk to our team today about how Bitwarden can protect your data. If you have any questions or concerns about password security, we’re here to help. Contact us today on 03 9042 0714!

Colm MacGowan has spent over 25 years working in Sales & Marketing and is one of Australia's leading experts in Search Engine Optimisation and lead generation through Google. Colm's passion lies in helping Small to Medium business owners grow their businesses profitably and sustainably through best practice, results-driven marketing. Get in touch today for a free consultation.