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Step 3

Beyond Simple
Passwords

Use the tools below to strengthen your passwords and setup multi-factor authentication to protect your devices and accounts.

Creating a Strong Password

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Lock your virtual doors and windows. Just like in the physical world, when you lock everything down, the bad guys may move on. Your accounts and data (such as email, personnel records or client databases) are valuable assets – to you and criminals.

Keep your accounts safer by moving beyond simple passwords: use strong passwords and two-factor authentication (2FA) (an additional layer of protection to your passwords). Be sure to set up unique passwords on all your accounts – use the list of devices and accounts you created in Toolbox “Know What You Have” to help make sure you have everything covered.

3.1 Strong Passwords

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Google Authenticator

Use this tool to install Google Authenticator on your phone and tablet to manage your 2FA passwords.

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LastPass

Use this tool to help generate strong passwords, as well as manage and store all your passwords.

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Have I Been Pwned?

Use this tool to see if your password has been compromised.

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Turn On 2FA for Your Accounts

Use this tool to configure your online accounts with 2FA.

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Microsoft Authenticator

Use this tool to manage your 2FA passwords.

Additional Training & Resources

Explore training courses, videos, sharable content and other resources about this toolbox topic. Browse additional training resources below.

Access Control Policy

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GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business Printer-Friendly Handbook

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Salesforce Trailhead

Salesforce Trailhead is a place where you can learn in-demand skills, earn resume-worthy credentials and connect to career...

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Understanding Cyber Risk for Small Business

GCA created the GCA Learning Portal to offer additional training and resources supplemental to the Cybersecurity Toolkit....

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Authentication Policy

Use/customize this template to build your company's authentication policy.

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How to Create Strong Passwords

Watch this video to learn how to create strong passwords.

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