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Password security: guidance

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Last updated on 6 November 2017
School types: All · School phases: All
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Is there guidance on setting and changing school passwords? We relay guidance from the National Cyber Security Centre and the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) on using passwords to protect data, including setting and saving passwords.

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Contents

  1. 1 Using passwords to protect personal data
  2. 2 Setting a strong password
  3. 3 Changing passwords
  4. 4 Avoid saving passwords
  5. 5 Avoid sharing passwords and login details for all pupils

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