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Tips for passwords:

  • Instead of a password, consider using a pass phrase that is at least 12 characters long.
  • Use upper and lower case, numbers, and special characters.
  • Do not use the same password across multiple accounts.
  • Store passwords in a safe place.
  • Take advantage of multi-factor authentication when offered.
    • Access code sent in a text message
    • Security questions
    • Biometrics

Please watch these short videos on tips to help protect data and to create strong passwords.

Tips for email:

  • Don’t be in a rush. Give yourself a few seconds to assess.
    • Is the email expected?
    • Is the email from someone I know and from their correct address?
    • Is the email out of character for that person based on subject, spelling, grammatical errors, or time of day?
  • Don’t fall to fear tactics, curiosity, or big promises.
  • When in doubt, delete.

When reporting suspicious email to the tech department, please do not forward the email. Send a screen shot or detailed information (sender address, subject, day and time).