Carolina Business Equipment protects customers from data breaches and cyberthreats with password management

February 28, 2022

Leading MTSP Shares Most Common Cause of Cyberattacks and How to Secure Any Organization

Carolina Business Equipment, Inc., a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), is protecting customers from the leading cause of cyberattacks and data breaches which are weak or reused passwords. According to a recent Verizon Data Breach report, “80% of data breaches are the result of poor or reused passwords.” While employees are now expected to keep their company networks secure, the average employee now needs to keep track of 191 passwords across their entire digital life. As a result, 66% of people mostly use the same passwords across multiple websites. This is a major factor contributing to network vulnerabilities and the recent outburst of cybercrime. In order to keep customers safe, Carolina Business Equipment is providing the latest password management technology to the region’s small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs).

“Businesses are starting to understand the widening gap between the vast capital and technical resources that cybercriminals have access to in comparison to any unprotected organization,” stated John Eckstrom, President/CEO of Carolina Business Equipment. “We advise every customer to utilize password management software. Through an extremely simple, scalable technology, companies can instantaneously eliminate 80% of the cyberthreats facing their organization. The risk mitigation in comparison to its cost make the return on investment a ‘no-brainer,” added Eckstrom.

While the improvements in cybersecurity are obvious, another overlooked benefit of password management software is that it increases productivity by eliminating employee downtime. In fact, Gartner estimates that “40% of all help desk calls are related to passwords, such as resetting employees’ forgotten passwords.” A password management solution can eliminate this costly employee downtime.

Carolina Business Equipment’s password management solution delivers peace of mind to business owners and employees. In order to assure that, core features are included such as a password vault, a unique password generator, and multi-factor authentication for verification. Additionally, companies can gain insight from password behavior, security reports, and login reports to increase compliance.

“While we’re well aware of our bias, the risk of leaving a business unprotected from password theft is unreasonably larger than the rewards a business can have by implementing a password manager. The costs are nominal in comparison to the value that this very simple, yet absolutely vital, IT solution delivers to organizations of all sizes. We feel duty-bound to take a strong stance on this, because the core intention of our work is to keep businesses protected, productive and profitable,” concluded Eckstrom.


About Carolina Business Equipment

Carolina Business Equipment, Inc. (CBE) has been providing business solutions to South Carolina since 1975. CBE was founded in Columbia, SC by two service technicians with a dedication to outstanding customer service, a commitment that has extended through time as we have grown and added new locations and products. Whether you need print solutions, IT solutions, or phone solutions, our goal remains the same: to provide you with stellar service and the modern, comprehensive products and services that your organization needs.

Over the years, we have expanded to serve most of South Carolina. We now have showrooms, offices, and warehouses in Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, Florence, Hartsville – South Carolina and in Rockingham – North Carolina. CBE also maintains a national network of authorized dealers that allows us to assist customers across the United States. As the only independent authorized Sharp Service Training Center in South Carolina, we have the technical backing to ensure that we are up-to-date on the latest industry knowledge and techniques.

CBE provides cutting-edge solutions while remaining true to our core values: fairness, reliability and a commitment to serving our customers. We pride ourselves on helping our clients reduce their operating costs. Our customers have the security of knowing they are backed by our experienced staff and an extensive inventory of top-rated equipment and supplies.