Originally posted in our May newsletter
ABC Signup’s current password security protocols and the accompanying protections on our servers and payment processors have safeguarded our customers’ data without fail for the decade-plus we’ve been in business.
We never experienced a security breach, and our system today works fine. But with a tweak or two, it can work even better.
In the next couple of weeks, we will deploy a new process to better protect registrants’ data. Your registrants’ passwords will no longer be viewable or accessible by administrators through our system – if a registrant forgets the information, he or she simply clicks the appropriate “forgot password” link and is then e-mailed a temporary link that allows a reset of the password. With this change, you won’t be able to view registrant passwords as you might have in the past.
You are likely familiar with this type of password protection setup, as it’s deployed across the Internet, from e-commerce sites to financial institutions. By virtually removing a record of these passwords from your account, it enhances your security. That’s very important to us, since protecting your data protects our business.
In addition, in the coming weeks customers may be prompted to change their existing ABC Signup passwords. This step will ensure that all passwords meet enhanced security requirements.