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NEW DAY PROCLAMATION: WORLD PASSWORD DAY - First Thursday In May

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World Password Day First Thursday in May

WORLD PASSWORD DAY

The Registrar of National Day Calendar has designated the first Thursday of May of each year as World Password Day. 

World Password Day is a celebration to promote better password habits. Passwords are critical gatekeepers to our digital identities, allowing us to access online shopping, dating, banking, social media, private work and life communications.

Get tips to fortify your password habits on the official World Password Day website, PasswordDay.org.

HOW TO OBSERVE
Celebrate World Password Day by visiting PasswordDay.org and taking the World Password Day pledge, sharing a password tip on social media, changing an old password to a long strong one or by turning on two-factor authentication for your important accounts.

HISTORY
Security researcher Mark Burnett first encouraged people to have a “password day,” where they update important passwords in his 2005 book Perfect Passwords.  Inspired by his idea, Intel Security took the initiative to declare the first Thursday in May World Password Day in May 2013.  Submitted by Big Monocle in 2016, Password Day is meant to create awareness of the need for good password security. 

Dates
May 5, 2016

May 4, 2017
May 3, 2018
May 2, 2019
May 1, 2020

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