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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

Have I Been Hacked

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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Bitwarden Password Manager

Use this tool to control your password security in one location.

Additional Training & Resources

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

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Browser-Based Password Managers

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Beyond Simple Passwords - Backgrounder

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Creating Strong Passwords and Two-Factor Authentication

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Password Manager

PasswordManager.com provides information regarding online and password security, including how to choose the best password...

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Access Control Policy

This sample policy offered by the New York State Department of Financial Services ensures that information assets and information...

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