Learn the keys to keeping that secret word secret

By Staff

Passwords have become a critical part of our daily lives. We use passwords to log on to a computer, read email, update finances, shop online and watch movies. It seems that taking almost any action on the Internet requires some type of password.

Your passwords represent the keys to your information kingdom. Cyber-criminals understand the importance of your passwords. If they can get your password, they can have access to your bank accounts, read your email, sell your information – even steal your identify. Password protection is more critical than ever.

To understand the eight steps to protecting your passwords, see the May 2012 Office of Information Security Cyber Security newsletter.