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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month: 27. Passwords

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, and while we don't think that cyber awareness is something to cover just once in the year, we think it's a good opportunity to publish some information that can be used all year round.
Awareness Day Twenty Seven: Passwords
Awareness Day Twenty Seven: Passwords

Review: DPE Password Best Practice Area

Train staff about good password practice:
Learning Nugget: Password Security

Put up posters around your organisation to remind staff about password security:
pdf Create a strong password - DOs and what to avoid (121 KB)
pdf Keep it strong - keep it long (132 KB)

Consider a  document Model Password Policy template (74 KB)  for your organisation.

Review the DfE Meeting Digital and Technology Standards in Schools and Colleges : which has password advice.

Review:  NCSC Password Guidance and NCSC Password Policy.

Review DPE's previous articles about passwords:

More questions like these are in our Password Checklist (only viewable with a valid Data Protection Education subscription):