Personal Security Practices

  • This web page provides tips for mitigating technology-related risks while getting the most out of your computing environment by addressing personal security practices and offering suggestions related to passwords and e-mail attachments.

    Protecting Your Password

    These days, almost everything we do requires a PIN number or a password. There are so many that we sometimes can’t keep track of them. While we may find passwords somewhat annoying, and even take them for granted, it is important to remember why passwords are important.

    Passwords are often the first, and sometimes the only, defense against unauthorized access or intrusion of a specific computing system. For this reason, creating and maintaining secure passwords is the single most important step to protecting yourself from unauthorized use of your computing resources.