Keeping secret words secret

By Staff

Passwords have become a critical part of our daily lives. We use passwords to log onto our computer, read our email, update our finances, shop online and even watch movies. It seems that doing almost anything on the Internet today requires some type of password. As a result, your passwords represent the keys to your information kingdom.

Cybercriminals understand the importance of your password. If they can get your password, they can have access to your bank accounts, read your email, steal your money, sell your information, or even steal your identity. It is extremely important to protect your passwords.

To understand the eight steps to protecting your passwords, read the August 2013 Office of Information Security Cybersecurity newsletter.