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The Defense Contract Management Agency’s Information Technology Cybersecurity team champions Cybersecurity Awareness Month, or CSAM, to ensure good cyber habits. As our online lives expand, the average user has gone from having just a few passwords to now managing upwards of 100. That’s 100 unique passwords to remember, if you’re using strong password habits.
CSAM Week Two focuses on the importance of using strong passwords.
DCMA Cybersecurity Tips and Advice
Using an easy-to-guess password is like locking the door but leaving the key in the lock. Weak passwords can quickly be cracked by computer hackers. Strong passwords are one of the easiest ways to protect accounts from compromise and reduce the risk of someone stealing sensitive information, data, money or even your identity.
Tips for Strengthening Your Passwords
Additional Password Creation Tips
According to the National Cybersecurity Alliance:
There is no guarantee these techniques will prevent an attacker from learning your password, but they will make it more difficult for a threat actor to gain access to your information.
For more information about passwords and other cybersecurity topics, visit the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency website or the Cybersecurity Awareness Month webpage on DCMA 365 (employee login required).
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