A new study from 1Password has detailed a number of dangerous practices many employees have adopted, putting their businesses at jeopardy.
The password manager company''s survey aims to highlight a term known as login fatigue, which is believed to be a factor in productivity, security, and mental health.
Of the 2,000 North American participants who participated, 44% claimed that logging in and out of apps at work either impacted their mood or their productivity. In response to this, 43% of respondents admitted to dangerous online activities, including sharing login details and offloading or abandoning tasks to avoid the difficult task of managing online accounts.
Stress in the workplace
Dr. Karen Renaud, a human-centric security expert, explains how employees are dealing with friction because of companies adding additional rules every time something goes wrong with their security guidelines.
According to a study, 41 percent of workers experience higher stress levels as a result of having to remember multiple logins, but complications are likely to have extended to their pockets.
According to figures, 19% of employees were kept from receiving medical treatment, which often included health insurance, cycle-to-work benefits, and retail discounts.
Lastly, 1Password underscores the cybersecurity concerns posed by the mismanagement of login details, with 38 percent of participants being found to have established security tools, potentially expose themselves and their businesses to cyber threats.
According to Jeff Shiner, while [passwords] were intended to protect us, they are in many instances causing additional stress, increasing risk, and causing harm to the bottom line.
While software companies like Apple and Google are striving to remove the password for good, they are unlikely to experience the consequences in the workplace for several years. In the meantime, employing a password manager as a company (or requesting your employer to do so as a worker) is one of the best methods to alleviate the stress of having to remember all of those passwords.