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Thursday May 5th is World Password Day

Posted on: May 5th, 2016 by Jim Pardonek


May 5 is World Password Day, an annual effort to encourage safe password practices.

The World Password Day 2016 theme is multi-factor authentication (MFA) – also called two-factor authentication (2FA) or two-step verification – which provides an extra layer of security to your online activities.

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a proud champion of World Password Day, strongly encourages you to get involved today by checking out these resources:
“It’s time for some #realtalk,” a World Password video featuring Betty White

NCSA’s new Tips for Passwords and Securing Your Accounts

A blog post by Per Thorsheim, founder of PasswordsCon and new STOP. THINK. CONNECT. partner, discussing recent research on password-changing practices
“Every Behavior Has a Cost – Keep Password Policies Simple,” a blog post by Lance Spitzner, director of SANS Securing the Human and NCSA board member.

For additional information about passwords, visit and follow #PasswordDay on social media.

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