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Creating a strong password

We have recently partnered with The Defence Works, an award-winning provider of GCHQ-accredited security awareness training to create a series of guides to share best practices when it comes to keeping personal data, safe. Find out more below…

Set a strong password and make it harder for your data to be accessed:

You’d be surprised how many people still have weak passwords that are easy to guess – for example; 123456, Letmein, or using their familyname and birthyear – e.g. Smith1981.

Set a strong password and make it harder for your data to be accessed:

William Russell Accident Benefit  Passwords can be troublesome to remember, but did you know there’s a much better way? Think about creating a “pass-phrase” instead of a password. The best way to do this is think of something memorable to you, but something that isn’t obvious – such as a funny memory – and then create three random words. For example, if you’ve always wanted to be a lead singer in a band, why not make your password “SingingWishLeader”. This will be much harder for a criminal to crack and much easier to remember!

William Russell Accident Benefit  You should never re-use a password

William Russell Accident Benefit  Passwords should be unique and difficult for someone else to guess – for example do not use your pets name or your birthday

William Russell Accident Benefit  You should never share your full passwords – e.g. your bank will only ever ask you for a couple of characters from your password

William Russell Accident Benefit  Use different passwords for different accounts – this will protect your other information should one password be compromised.

More on creating strong passwords:

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Keeping customer’s information secure

To find out more about the guides and top tips for keeping your information safe click on the articles below

William Russell Accident Benefit  General digital safety tips

William Russell Accident Benefit  How to avoid email, phone and text scams

William Russell Accident Benefit  Staying safe on social media

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Blogs | Information Security Guide

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