According to National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) guidance, you should consider using the longest password or passphrase permissible. Get creative and customize your standard password for different sites, which can prevent cybercriminals from gaining access to these accounts and protect you in the event of a breach. Use password managers to generate and remember different, complex passwords for each of your accounts.
For help with strengthening your cybersecurity, contact us. We can help you establish policies and procedures for improving password hygiene, and even teach your employees how to generate stronger passwords they won’t forget. To learn more about other ways to boost security, visit National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), a website hosted by the National Cyber Security Alliance & the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help improve digital safety.