Creating a Positive digital imprint

Reasons why a strong password is vital to cybersafety

What is a digital footprint?

A digital footprint is the "trail" one leaves online. Examples of how someone might effect their footprint is by doing certain things online, prohibited or things that are for good.

Being safe online starts with being Cybersmart

The first, and most important step to insuring cyber security and overall protection is the creation, and maintenance of a secure password. Those with strong passwords are less likely to be victims of stolen identity, or unwanted account theft. Knowing how to make smart decisions online is one of the smartest ways one can protect their online lives, and ensure a safe, enjoyable experience on the internet.

Tips for helping you be a cybersafe, and secure individual!

  • 8 or more characters
  • Use symbols, upper and lower case, and numbers
  • Easy for you and only you to remember
  • NEVER give your password to anyone
  • Don't use the same password for everything
  • Use common sense, don't click on unsafe links or websites

Maintaining your passwords

Keeping the same password is just as bad as having a weak password. Keep your passwords up to date, and change them at least once every 90 days.

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