Step 2: Password Setting and Management


Password Setting and Management

+ 10 Resiliency Points



Requirements

Skill Level: Self or IT Admin
Cost: Free, up to $8 per user/per month
Time: 1 Hour



What 

Here’s what’s important about passwords: using unique, strong passwords for each website/system, and keeping those passwords private. Passwords should be at least 14 characters and complex (made up of special characters, numbers, and letters). Password managers generate passwords for you based on the settings that you provide.



Why

Password managers create, store, and use (auto-populate) complex passwords. These tools can also secure other private data such as your email addresses, usernames, and credit card information.



How

These are two of the industry’s top password managers. They will generate passwords for you and can be added as browser extensions. Below are the steps for setting up the password managers.


1Password



  1. Sign up on 1password.com
  2. Get the apps on all your devices(e.g., computer, phone, iPad)
  3. Save, fill, and change all yourpasswords


LastPass



  1. Sign up on lastpass.com
  2. Get the apps on all your devices (computer, mobile phone, iPad,etc.)
  3. Save, fill, and change all yourpasswords