We’re here to help

Need to talk it over?
Call us on +44 1276 486477
or request a free call back here

Get a quote

What are you looking for?

Call +44 1276 486477
Request a callback


Get a quote

About our plans

Get a quote online

About William Russell

For Brokers

COVID-19 remains a huge challenge around the world. Find out how you’re covered. Service for members is unaffected.

Blogs | Information Security Guide

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. Creating a strong password that are not easy to guess most people opt 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 troublesome passwords  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 password protection You should never re-use a password always use a variety of passwords never the same one.

unique passwords icon Passwords should be unique and difficult for someone else to guess – for example do not use your pets name or your birthday.

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

creating expat journey easier  Use different passwords for different accounts – this will protect your other information should one password be compromised.

More on creating strong passwords:

Click here to find out more

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 digital safety tips  General digital safety tips.

William Russell lightwater  How to avoid email, phone and text scams.

social media william russell  Staying safe on social media.

Defence Works William Russell
William Russell in partnership with The Defence Works

Blogs | Information Security Guide

Call our UK experts on

+44 (0) 1276 486477

Customers in over 160 countries have relied on us since 1992. How can we help you?

Get an estimate online
Get a quote