Every first Thursday in May, we celebrate World Password Day: An occasion to implement (or brush up on) good password habits to protect your digital information.
Not even the best security measures will keep your data safe if someone (or something) guesses your password.
Here are our recommendations to make your passwords less vulnerable.
Let’s start with the “do’s” of a good password.
DO use multi-factor authentication (MFA) whenever available.
DO increase the length to create stronger passwords.
DO change your password whenever you think it may have been compromised.
What are some password “don’ts”?
DON’T use names or dates associated with you or your family. This includes the names of your pets and any information available on social media.
DON’T reuse passwords across multiple systems or accounts.
DON’T share passwords — not with your family, friends, or coworkers.
Keeping personal information private is everyone’s responsibility. Do your part by using strong passwords.