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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

Randolph (Randy) P. Johnston Related seminars and products

Exec VP – Co-Founder

K2 Enterprises, LLC

Randy Johnston is a nationally recognized educator, consultant, and writer with over 40 years experience in Strategic Technology Planning, Accounting Software Selection, Paperless, Systems and Network Integration, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning, Business Development and Management, Process Engineering and outsourced managed services.



K2 Enterprises


1990 – Present

Hammond, LA

Executive Vice President, Shareholder – Nation’s leading technology CPE provider to CPA professionals. Consults to high profile technology vendors. Delivers national seminars to CPAs, business groups and IT leaders on technologies in accounting, healthcare and banking. Creates and presents seminars and articles on 30+ technology topics including CPA Firm Technology, Cloud, Paperless, Business Continuity, Accounting Software and Business Strategies leveraging technology.

Network Management Group, Inc. (

1983 – Present

Hutchinson, KS

Chairman & CEO, Stockholder – Consults and specializes in Strategic Technology including planning, selection and implementation. Expertise: CPA Firm Technology and strategy; Paperless; Accounting Software, Business Intelligence and CRM; Infrastructure including: Cloud, Business Continuity, Virtualization, Backup, and remote management.

Hutchinson Community College
1977 - 1997

Department Chair, Professor, Adjunct - Mathematics & MIS Depts. Designed and taught courses in all areas of mathematics & computing.

Professional Data Services
1978 - 1981

Programmer and system designer - Developed a medical system including the first paperless claims in Kansas, appointments and collection systems. Owned ComputerLand, Entre’ and Connecting Point stores, received first IBM PC and first Compaq in Kansas.

Farmland Industries
1977 - 1978                                                                 

Programmer and system designer - Developed and maintained P&L, Credit Union and Feedlot accounting



Hutchinson Community College, 1975

A.A. in Computer Science, Math

Kansas State University,1977

B.S., summa cum laude, in C.S., Math, Science

Wichita State University, 1981

Masters of Computer Science, 60+ post graduate hours



Accounting Today

Listed as one of the 2004-2013 Top 100 Most Influential People

CPA Practice Advisor

Accounting Hall of Fame 2011, Top 25 Thought Leader 2011-2014

Accounting Technology

Listed as one of the top nine technology stars in the industry

AICPA Technology Conference

Past Chair and featured Speaker for the past 28 years.

Who’s Who in Business & Industry – 1990-2013; in Computing 1987-2013

Acknowledged as leading business professional and as a leading computing professional



Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Certified Professional – MCP

Novell Corporation

Certified Network Administrator – CNA

AutoDesk, 3Com, Entre’

Certified CAD specialist, Network Professional, Data Communications



Various publications 1978 - Present

CPA Practice Advisor monthly columnist, Journal of Accountancy, CRN, Accounting Technology, PCWeek, InfoWorld, Interface, State Society newsletters, frequent quotes in accounting and computer press.

Mitchell Publishing - 1981

Basic Using Micros

Random House - 1982

Business Computing Systems

McGraw Hill - 1984

Computers: An Introduction

John Wiley & Sons Publishing - 2002

Technology Best Practices

K2 Enterprises – 2003-2012

Accounting Software Solutions


Thu, Jul 29, 2021 - 04:00pm to 05:48pm EDT
Wed, Aug 11, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:48am EDT
Tue, Aug 24, 2021 - 12:00pm to 01:48pm EDT
Wed, Sep 01, 2021 - 02:00pm to 03:48pm EDT
Thu, Sep 23, 2021 - 04:00pm to 05:48pm EDT
Fri, Oct 01, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:48am EDT
Tue, Oct 19, 2021 - 12:00pm to 01:48pm EDT
Tue, Nov 02, 2021 - 02:00pm to 03:48pm EDT
Wed, Nov 17, 2021 - 04:00pm to 05:48pm EST
Thu, Dec 02, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:48am EST
Fri, Dec 17, 2021 - 12:00pm to 01:48pm EST
Thu, Jan 13, 2022 - 02:00pm to 03:48pm EST
Tue, Jan 25, 2022 - 04:00pm to 05:48pm EST
Thu, Feb 10, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:48am EST
Tue, Feb 22, 2022 - 12:00pm to 01:48pm EST
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Tue, Mar 22, 2022 - 04:00pm to 05:48pm EDT
Thu, Apr 14, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:48am EDT
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Tue, May 24, 2022 - 04:00pm to 05:48pm EDT
Thu, Jun 09, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:48am EDT
Tue, Jun 28, 2022 - 12:00pm to 01:48pm EDT

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

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