Protect Your Password

A strong password is one of the key digital defenses anyone can use and should be at least 12 characters long. Administrative or elevated access may require a longer password. Your password should be one that you do not have to write down to remember.

An easy-to-remember password is a simple sentence. Most sentences are made up of at least 12 characters. For example: “I wake at 7:00 AM!”

Your password should incorporate components such as:

• lowercase letters;

• uppercase letters;

• numbers; and

• special characters (such as punctuation marks and symbols).

Never reuse passwords across personal, business, and IT News and Notes social media accounts.

When you use a strong password, you significantly reduce the risk of anyone gaining unauthorized access to your personal and work files.

To view NYCHA’s password policy, click here and see pp. 23-29.)

You can also view a short video on password security from the NYC Information Technology & Telecommunications Department here.

Please provide your feedback to the IT Department on whether this information was helpful, and let us know what other information security topics you would like to learn more about.

Reach us at infosecrisk@nycha.nyc.gov or 212-306-
8006.

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