Lock Down Your Account Page:
- Everything has an account these days and we typically will provide any data that’s asked for, even sensitive or personal data. But we're okay with it because its protected with a password.
- Let's face it, we're terrible at passwords. For example
- We use passwords that are easy to guess
- We re-use them across accounts
- isn't it time to improve the way you handle passwords?
In general, follow these rules when it comes to passwords:
- Use a unique, random password or passphrase consisting of 16+ characters for each account
- Include uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and special characters
- Manage the passwords with a password manager such as LastPass, OnePass, or others (I use KeePass)
- Change all the passwords at least once per year
- Implement multi-factor authentication (MFA) for all sites that offer it
Be a Force for Cyber Security – Get a handle on all your accounts!
- Get a comprehensive list of all the places you have online accounts
- This can be daunting, and can be upwards of 100+, but this is the true scale of our online profile
Account Inventory Tips:
Places to look to get a list of all the places where you have passwords to secure:
- Your phone:
- Every app you have probably has a login. Write it down
- Your email:
- Many of the places that email you have accounts
- Chrome saved passwords:
- Google Chrome can give you a readout of the saved passwords it has for you