Use Unique Usernames

Your username and password are your first line of defense to protect your online accounts.  Keep the following in mind when creating usernames:

  • Avoid using personally identifiable information such as birthdays, names of family members, pets, SSN, account numbers, and any information that can be found on online
  • Do not match your username to your email
  • Online banking usernames should not match social media handles or other usernames
  • Use a mix of different types of characters: uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and special characters
  • Use unique username and passwords combinations for different sites and systems

Use a strong password in conjunction with unique usernames.  Click here to learn more about creating complex passwords.