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July Issue Cyber Security Awareness

Learn about managing and securing your passwords.

Managing Your Passwords

Keywords for password management: use a passphrase, Diversify, Don't share, Give it special meaning

Use Passphrases

  • Make the phrase at least 16 characters.
  • Longer is stronger!


  • Use unique passwords for each account.
  • Consider using a password manager.

Give Special Meaning

  • Passphrases allow you to write a natural sentence making it easier to remember and type.
  • Symbols are optional and can be used for fun.

Don't Share

  • AU will NEVER ask you for your password.