It's Cyber Security Month at BU and we're sharing our top tips about how you can keep yourself safe online - this week's focus is on passwords and password protection.
Use a silly password
Resetting your password
If you do forget your password, most people contact IT Services to have it reset, which isn't ideal, especially as it might not be the first thing you think of! To avoid having to do this in future, we encourage you to sign up to our password reset tool where you can add in some security questions and answers now, so that you can reset your password online easily and quickly. So sign up now and make life a little bit easier!
Keep your password safe!
Some of these things sound obvious but it's likely you've done at least one of these things recently - we recommend you don't do any of them!
- Share your password
- Send it in an email
- Write it on a post-it
- Store on unprotected storage
- Enter on an unsecured website.
Most mobile devices now have wallets and secure folders where you can save a list of all your passwords – just make sure you password protect that too!
Look out for further tips about keeping yourself safe online throughout this month - if you've got any queries, please get in touch with the IT Service Desk on 01202 965515, option 1.