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CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS: Defend with Strong Passwords and Multi-Factor Authentication

Posted: 18:51:50, Tuesday, Oct 18, 2022   Expiration: 00:00:00, Monday, Oct 24, 2022  

Cybersecurity seems complex, but key principles are really about people and behaviors.  Can you improve your password habits?

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) lead a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise cybersecurity awareness.

Strong Defense: Strong Passwords

Accessing accounts and data require passwords so if you keep them strong and secure, you are really improving your security.  Adding multi-factor authentication tightens it up even more. Read these articles from the NCA for more info:

Passwords

https://staysafeonline.org/online-safety-privacy-basics/passwords-securing-accounts/

Password Managers

https://staysafeonline.org/online-safety-privacy-basics/password-managers/

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

https://staysafeonline.org/online-safety-privacy-basics/multi-factor-authentication/

-- Rice U: Liz Brigman

Created: 13:55:39, Tuesday, Oct 18, 2022 (by Liz B.)
Updated: 18:56:29, Tuesday, Oct 18, 2022 (by Liz B.)