Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009
Law Practice Management Tip of the Week
Need help creating a strong password? Keep your passwords fresh
Do you keep your passwords on sticky notes on your
wall? Are they stored in a file on your
computer titled “Passwords?” Needless to say, those are not "strong
password" systems. Strong passwords contain letters, numbers, and symbols,
but not any recognizable words from the dictionary. It takes some thought to
create strong passwords, the best of which are based on a phrase rather than a
single word. For a few password selection tips plus a rating of the strength of
your proposed password, go to the SecurityStats.com Web site. Once you've settled upon a secure password, set an
expiration date. The more critical the data you are protecting (such as
documents and financial data kept on your office workstations or server), the
more frequently your password should be changed.
For more helpful tips, join the MBA's Law Practice Management Section. Call MBA Member Services at (617) 338-0530 to join.
To learn more about the Law Practice Management Section, contact co-chairs, Alan J. Klevan or Rodney Dowell.