Strengthen Your Digital Fort: Best Practices for World Password Day

Happy World Password Day! Heron IT has some ideas here to keep your systems secure. 

The Pillars of a Strong Password:

1. Length and Complexity: Aim for passwords that are at least 12 characters long, combining letters, numbers, and symbols to create a complex key that guards your digital doors.   

2. Uniqueness: Use a different password for each of your accounts. This way, if one account is compromised, the others remain secure.  

3. Memorability: Opt for phrases or combinations that are meaningful to you but unpredictable to others, making them easier to remember but hard to guess. We recommend Random Word Generator if you’re stuck for ideas.  

Step Up Your Game with Advanced Strategies:

1. Password Managers: Simplify your life with a password manager. These tools generate, retrieve, and keep track of super-strong passwords for all your accounts. You can store passwords securely here #1 Password Manager & Vault App with Single-Sign On & MFA Solutions – LastPass and LastPass can be used to auto-fill login boxes for you.  

2. Two-Factor Authentication (2FA): Add an extra layer of security by enabling 2FA. This requires a second form of verification, such as a text message or an app notification, to access your accounts. This will stop hackers should you password be compromised. 

3. Regular Updates: Change your passwords regularly to keep potential intruders at bay, especially if you hear in the media of a breach of a system that use. 


This World Password Day, pledge to take control of your digital security. Heron IT can help you with ongoing security awareness training included as part of our support package, and in-person interactive seminars for you and your colleagues. 

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