Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues: Use strong passwords

Published: October 7, 2022 Author: Staff reports

As Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) would like to encourage all OHIO faculty, staff, and students to use strong passwords.

Passwords are a line of defense between your data and the outside world. Much like locking your door before leaving home, a strong password is vital for keeping your sensitive and personal data out of the hands of bad actors and cybercriminals. 

With an ever-increasing landscape of online accounts, the average internet user might have more than 100 digital accounts. It can be tempting to re-use account credentials or make simple, easy to remember passwords. However, this can expose your account to attackers. 

To help keep the University community safe, OIT has put together a variety of password resources, including tips for creating strong passwords, safe password practices, and information about LastPass, the University password manager tool.

Watch for more cybersecurity best practices throughout the rest of October.