This Thursday, May 5th, World Password Day celebrates its 9th anniversary. World Password Day was created by Intel to create awareness about the importance of using strong passwords and changing passwords frequently.
Passwords are the gatekeepers to a lot of things we do today, both at work and in our personal lives. They protect our digital identities, enable us to safely shop online, use internet banking services, access work documents remotely, and so much more. Because passwords are the first layer of protection for much of our daily lives, it is critical to set up and maintain strong passwords.
All of us here at the DIG celebrate World Password Day by following the following good password practices:
We always use strong passwords of at least 12 characters which are a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols.
We never reuse passwords from one account to another.
We use a password manager to remember which password goes with which account.
We regularly update our passwords as prompted by systems or every 90 days, whichever comes first.
We use multi-factor authentication whenever it is available.
To learn more about ways to better secure your organization, contact the DIG at email@example.com