Chapter 6 Talking Intelligently About Cybersecurity

Mention cybersecurity, and images of government agents in undisclosed buildings— or that twelve-year-old sitting in her room on a laptop—trying to break into your computer flash through your mind. Or the countless number of annoying popups telling you it’s time to change your password on all your different accounts.

Your password is too easy. Try again!

Your password must have at least one capital letter, a number, eight characters, and a punctuation mark. Try again!

You’ve used this password already. Try again!

You can’t use the name of the organization or any part of the organization’s address. Try again!

You can’t use the name of your college, the name of your town, your name, or names of ...

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