Security Awareness
Rollins IT is #CyberAware

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), an annual campaign that raises awareness about cyber security.

IT at Rollins is happy to be participating this month in NCSAM by educating the Rollins community on password security and safety. 


FOLLOW THE FOUR S's OF PASSWORD SECURITY:

       
     1. Make it STRONG

  • Make your password 16 characters or longer to prevent someone from trying to access your password.
  • Use two-factor authentication wherever possible to make it harder for someone to access your account, even if they gain access to your password.
    1. What is two-factor authentication? It is the use of another “factor” when you log in. Usually this is a code that is sent as a text message, or through an app on your phone that you must acknowledge. For more information on two-factor authentication and how to turn it on, go to turnon2fa.com.

     2. Keep them SEPARATE

  • Always use separate passwords for your online services.
  • Separate passwords ensures that your entire online life will not be stolen if someone were to gain access to one of your passwords. This makes it easier to fix when one of your online providers experiences a breach. 

     3. STORE them somewhere safe

  • Notes, password spreadsheets, digital notes (in your mobile device) are not good ways to store your passwords.
  • By utilizing a password manager, this makes it much easier to have STRONG, SEPARATE, SECRET passwords. Here are some suggestions for trusted password management programs/apps, lifehacker.com/5529133/five-best-password-managers.
  • You should choose to always use multi-factor authentication, especially when using a password manager. If you need help in setting 2FA up on all of your online accounts, this site gives you step-by-step directions, turnon2fa.com/.

     4. Keep them SECRET

  • While it’s convenient to give your password to your significant other, your mom, or your assistant – DON’T DO IT!
  • Treat your login information like you treat your banking information!  In some cases that may be exactly what you are doing.  Keep it SECRET!

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Rollins College
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