| Safeguards for Protecting PHI |
Do you have any suggestions on password length and/or “strength?”Create complex but easy to remember passwords. The more complex a password the more difficult it is to crack. A password based on a dictionary word can be cracked in less than five minutes by a determined hacker with the proper tools. By contrast a complex password (i.e. upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols), increases the time needed to crack a password to months. An easy way to create a password is to think of a sentence and use the first letter of each word in the sentence, leaving in the punctuation. For example, "I have one child named John!" becomes "Ih1cnJ!".