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Strong passwords protect a strong organization

If you attended a Town Hall meeting, you probably learned that we’re offering you a tool to help you keep up with your password and that, going forward, your password will have to be considered a “strong” or “complex” password. I hope you took that information to heart because using complex passwords is one of the best ways to protect our patients’ information and our network.

Every month, our Baptist Technology Services (BTS) team thwarts thousands of attempts to get into our network, possibly to hold our information and operations for ransom or to steal patient information and sell it on the black market. But BTS team members are not the only ones responsible for protecting us from attack. We are all responsible, and we can take some simple steps to help keep criminals at bay, starting with using strong passwords.

Because it can be more difficult to remember strong passwords, BTS has unveiled a password self-service tool to help you keep up with it. You can read more about it here. Please enroll in this tool as soon as you can, and make sure you have a strong password. If you don’t have one, please change it before enrolling in password self-service, and enroll with your new password.

I know this is one more item on your “to do” list, but this is important. Think of it as another way to protect our patients, and remember that not using strong passwords could compromise our ability to care for our patients.

What do you think of the new password self-service tool? Let me know by emailing me, tweeting me @jason_m_little or following me on LinkedIn.

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