World Password Day is Thursday, May 4, and the Center for Cyber Security Awareness and Cyber Defense is asking the Marquette community to #LAYERUP and join the thousands of people and hundreds of global organizations on this day to take a social media pledge online and improve your password habits.
As more and more sensitive data is stored online, the effects of cybercrime grow more significant each year. In fact, identity theft is among the fastest growing crimes in America. Passwords are critical gatekeepers to our digital identities, allowing us to access online banking, email, and social media, yet the majority of passwords are vulnerable to hacking. Millions of Americans have had their digital accounts hacked because of stolen credentials or weak logins, but many are not using widely available, simple technologies to better secure their online accounts.