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K2's Password Management Tools - Why And How You Should Use Them

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Computer Software & Applications - Non-technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry |  Practice Management
Randolph (Randy) P. Johnston
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2 Hours
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Correctly implemented passwords help protect valuable information. Both the complexity and the number of passwords required have multiplied. Further, it has been shown that using the same password for multiple sites or easy to guess passwords enable bad actors. Password management tools have emerged as a leading option for enhancing security to address these challenges.

In this session, you will learn how password management tools can help you implement, update, and manage your passwords. You will also learn about the features of leading password management tools and why these tools are necessary to improve security. Finally, if you hope to implement a passwordless approach, we will spend time on the current options. If you are seeking to enhance security, this session is an absolute must!

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Select current password management technologies from a list
  • List characteristics of “long-and-strong” passwords and the new NIST guidelines
  • Differentiate between various products and able competitors
  • Identify leading methods to protect or change password use

Major Subjects
  • Identify why passwords are a critical element of information technology controls
  • List the key characteristics of “long-and-strong” passwords and the new NIST guidelines
  • Differentiate between leading password management tools
  • Enumerate alternatives to passwords to improve authentication controls

Course Materials


Randolph (Randy) P. Johnston's Profile

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Exec VP – Co-Founder

K2 Enterprises, LLC

Randolph P. (Randy) Johnston, MCS, has been a top-rated speaker in the technology industry for over 40 years. Inducted into the Accounting Hall of Fame in 2011, Randy is listed as a Top 25 Thought Leader in Accounting from 2011-2021, and was a recipient of the 2021 Accounting Today Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting award for the eighteenth consecutive year. Among his many other awards, he holds the honor of being one of nine technology stars in the U.S. by Accounting Technology Magazine. In addition, Randy writes a monthly column and produces a weekly podcast for The CPA Practice Advisor, features for the Journal of Accountancy, creates articles for accounting and technology publications, and is the author of numerous books. He has started and owns multiple businesses, including K2 Enterprises in Hammond, Louisiana, and Network Management Group, Inc. in Hutchinson, Kansas. NMGI has supported CPA firms for 30+ years and is the largest managed service provider serving the CPA profession in North America. His wife and four children enjoy many experiences together, including theatre, music, travel, golf, skiing, snorkeling, and model trains. His experience as a college instructor, management and technology consultant, and advisor to the profession will be evident to you in Randy's presentations.


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Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Original Recording Date 2021
Date Added to Catalog 07/05/2021
Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Business professionals seeking to improve information security by using password management tools
Course Developer K2 Enterprises
Yellow Book No

Additional Information

Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
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Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 46


Lisa H

"Very informative, Even-toned presenter."

Edward S

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Dean M - Fargo, North Dakota

"Randy always does a great job, and did so again today."

Randal H - LEXINGTON, Kentucky

"Great course and very informative"

Randy S

"Very good presenter and great material."

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