Protect your password: national campaign

The Neighbourhood Watch Project have launched a campaign to encourage people to protect their online passwords in three easy steps.

As we spend more time at home and on our online devices, over one third (34%) of people say that they’re more concerned about cybercrime than physical crime and a startling 1 in 5 people are a victim of cybercrime!* You could be more at risk than you might think.

If strengthening your passwords is something you keep putting off, or you feel overwhelmed by the sea of online security information, you’re not alone.

As part of a Cyberhood Watch initiative, launched in 2019 in partnership with Avast, Neighbourhood Watch has launched a PROTECT YOUR Pa$$W0Rd campaign that targets both the overwhelmed and complacent, providing everyone with 3 easy steps to be more secure online.

PROTECT YOUR Pa$$W0Rd in 3 easy steps

1.    Create a separate password for your email account

2.    Use 3 random words

3.    Turn on two-factor authentication (2FA)

To find out more about how to do each step visit our Password Protection page on their website .

They are encouraging everyone to spread the word and help protect your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours by sharing these 3 easy steps with 3 others.

You can find out more on their Password Protection page or use the share buttons at the bottom of this page.

Visit the Protect your PA$$word campaign page to find out more.

*Perceptions of cybercrime in the UK report produced in partnership with Avast, surveyed over 14,000 Neighbourhood Watch members: https://press.avast.com/hubfs/media-materials/kits/Avast%20Cyberhood%20Watch/Avast_CyberHood_Watch_Report%20FINAL.pdf?hsLang=en

For more information contact Deborah Waller on deborah.waller@ourwatch.org.uk.

 

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