It couldn’t be simpler could it; one username, one password, multiple people. Easy to remember, everyone on the same page, flawless…? From an administrative perspective this is one of the cardinal sins of network security for multiple reasons:
- No way to audit who has done what.
- Easier to be locked out.
- Open to abuse by users with ill intentions.
- Less likely to have password changed over time.
- More likely to have passwords leaked to unauthorised users.
Individual accounts are always more secure, easier to manage and better to audit, make sure you don’t fall into the mindset of one account to rule them all!