Choose Strong Passwords.

Choose strong passwords with letters, numbers, and special characters to create a mental image or an acronym that is easy for you to remember.

Create a different password for each important account, and change passwords regularly.

Keeping Your Password Safe

It is important to protect your password by:

  • Changing your password at regular intervals
  • Having a strong password
  • Never telling anyone your password or hinting at it, not even to friends, colleagues, system administrators, and account managers
  • Picking passwords you can remember and don't need to write down
  • Locking your screen or logging out when stepping away from a computer, especially in a public area
  •  Using a temporary password when using a public computer or a public network to access confidential information
  • Ignoring requests by websites or browsers to "remember" your password