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Cybersecurity - Passwords

Your identity is your Fort Knox.   Keep it under "lock and key."  Strong passwords are essential. 
 

Password Considerations:

  • Create strong passwords for each website you log in to. Passwords should use numbers, letters (a mix of upper and lowercase), and symbols. 
  • Consider using a password manager like LastPass, 1Password, NordPass, among others.  Password managers can create strong passwords, store them, and you need to remember only one strong, master password.   
  • Periodically change your passwords.
  • Do not reuse your passwords. 
  • Enable two-step verification whenever possible.   This commonly uses an application (e.g., Google Authenticator), or a text message to your phone, as a secondary login requirement.  If someone hacks your password, they need the second method to gain access.