Design Data Corporation’s Stay Safe Campaign – covering best practices for security:
Password Best Practices
- Use secure passwords or passphrases for all your accounts, the greater the complexity the better. A passphrase is a sequence of words or text to form a phrase or sentence.
- Do not use obvious passwords like “password”, 123456, the same as your username, or other easily guessed passwords. Include uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and symbols to increase password complexity.
- Do not reuse the same password for all your accounts. Each account should have its own password.
- If available, use two-factor authentication. This is an additional layer of security that combines your password with a second factor, such as using your mobile phone to receive a one-time code.
- Consider using a password locker to help manage your passwords.
- Do not save passwords in unsafe locations such as a sticky note on your desk or in a file on your computer.