There are several things you can do to protect your identification and password.

  • Make your passwords long, strong and complex. That means at least twelve characters, with uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Avoid common words, phrases or information.
  • Do not open emails or click links from unknown senders.
  • Double check that no one is watching when you enter your username and password.
  • Try to memorize your username and password rather than writing them down.
  • If you do write down your username and password, store that document in a secure place.
  • Do not share your username and/or password with others.
  • Report any unusual account activity immediately.
  • Do not give your information to anyone requesting it over the phone unless you have initiated the call.
  • Always log out of the system when you are done.