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Step 3

Beyond Simple

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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Specops Password Auditor

Use this tool to scan your Active Directory and identify password-related vulnerabilities.

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Have I Been Pwned?

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

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