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World Password Day

Your digital Fort Knox starts at home (and work)

Did you know there’s a whole day dedicated to passwords? Every year on the first Thursday of May, we celebrate World Password Day! Here at Alpine Bank, we take online security very seriously, and that includes empowering you, our customers and employees, to keep your information safe.

Strong passwords are the first line of defense against cyber threats. Think of them as the key to your digital Fort Knox, guarding your finances and personal information. Just like a key with complicated peaks and grooves, strong passwords make picking the lock harder.

So, this World Password Day, let’s take a stand for better password practices! Here are some tips to create passwords that are both secure and memorable:

  • Don’t be predictable: Avoid using birthdays, pet names, or other easily guessable information. Hackers can often find this kind of detail through social media profiles.
  • Mix it up: Use a combination of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. The longer and more complex your password, the harder it is to crack.
  • Uniqueness is key: Never reuse the same password for multiple accounts. If one account gets compromised, hackers can try your login details elsewhere.
  • Password managers are your friend: Consider using a reputable password manager to generate and store strong, unique passwords for all your accounts.

By following these simple tips, you can significantly improve your online security posture. Remember, a strong password is an essential tool for protecting yourself from financial fraud and identity theft.

Let’s work together to make everyday World Password Day!

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Ross Bentzler

Ross Bentzler is Executive VP and Information Security Officer for Alpine Bank. Ross has worked in the information technology field for two decades, focusing on information security for 13 years.

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