World Password Day

Tomorrow is World Password Day.  WPD is observed on the first Thursday of May.  So today would be a great day to take your passwords out to Valley Fair or a movie – wait a minute, that’s silly.  You only can do that if you have all your password in a spiral notebook.

  • It would be a good day for signing up for a password manager program such as LastPass.
  • Or adding Google Authenticator to your smartphone
  • And setting up two-factor authentication for your
    • email accounts,
    • bank and financial accounts,
    • cell phone service account,
    • Facebook, Twitter, and other social network accounts,
    • Amazon and other online retail accounts.
  • It would be a great day to increase your password length to 12 characters.
  • It would be a great day to convert your most important accounts to a 20 character randomly generated password (using a LastPass feature).

So take a few minutes today to take your passwords outside to play, and to show your passwords some love.

And enjoy the video.

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Cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. Owner of the WyzCo Group Inc. In addition to consulting on security products and services, Bob also conducts security audits, compliance audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. Bob also teaches Cybersecurity Awareness Training classes. Bob works as an instruction for CompTIA’s non-profit IT-Ready Program in the Twin Cities. IT-Ready is a tuition free 8-week program designed to teach students of all ages the fundamentals of IT support to prepare them for an entry level position in Information Technology Support. Graduates of the classes take the exams to become CompTIA A+ certified. Bob is a frequent speaker at conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, the (ISC)2 World Congress 2016, and the ISSA International Conference 2017, and many local community organizations, including Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts. Bob has been blogging on cybersecurity since 2006 at http://wyzguyscybersecurity.com

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