Passwords Are Part Of Everyday Life: Protect Your Information

Passwords serve as a strong line of defence against unauthorised access and improper use of your devices and confidential information. Stronger passwords can lead to better protection from cybercriminals and malicious activity. You must maintain strong passwords for all accounts on your devices.

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Sydney Technology Solutions understands that passwords have become an essential part of everyday life, and we wanted to provide insights into how to properly construct passwords and keep your confidential information secure.

  • Use a unique password for your important accounts. Do not use the same password for each service/account
  • Each password should be at least 12 characters long. Longer passwords will offer stronger protection than short passwords if they are properly constructed
  • Do not enter your passwords on computers and other devices you do not have consistent access to
  • Your passwords should be a combination of lowercase and uppercase letters, numbers, and symbols
  • Do not use personal information to construct your password
  • Do not use obvious passwords like ”password”, ”welcome”, ”123456”, or ”qwerty”
  • Make sure no one is watching while you construct or enter your password
  • Ensure that no one uses your system for malicious purposes by always signing out of your accounts when you leave at the end of the day
  • Do not enter your passwords on a device when you are using a public Wi-Fi connection
  • Change your password every thirty, sixty, or ninety days
  • Do not write down your passwords and what they are used for

You have a responsibility to keep your data secure. These password guidelines will help your business avoid the common pitfalls many businesses have encountered recently. Secure passwords will not only protect individual accounts but will also provide greater protection for the entire business as sensitive and confidential information is shared across a network or server.

With our in-depth knowledge and frequent research on the latest trends and cyber threats, Sydney Technology Solutions provides our clients with up-to-date and secure resources. We aim to improve your business’s cybersecurity needs with our IT services and solutions. Contact us today to learn more. Our team of experts can determine your business’s unique needs and security risk level.