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Stop a cyber attack with 3 random words.

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Weak passwords risk breaches in patient confidentiality. The easiest way to protect yourself from cyber threats is by having a strong and varied password.

Passwords are the best form of defence that we have to prevent unauthorised access, so make sure you keep them private and out of sight of others. The longer and more complex your password, the more difficult it is to crack.

  • Change your passwords on a regular basis.  Using stale passwords can keep you exposed to threats
  • Stop using passwords and start using passphrases. Using a series of words is far less likely to show up in an attacker’s password dictionary than a single word. A starting point for a secure passphrase could be three separate words that mean something to you, complete with spaces and punctuation
  • Be liberal with character substitutions. A password can be made stronger by replacing “o” with “0,” “e” with “3,” or “a” with “@.”

For more information on other cyber threats NHS Digital are running a Keep I.T. Confidential campaign.  This covers phishing, unlocked screens and social engineering.

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