​​​​​The increasing reliance on data-based knowledge and information driven technology has led to exponential growth in the amount of data created in our daily transactions. The excessive amount of data generated prompts questions about the need to protect data, what can be done with data, and what happens if data falls into the hands of mal-actors. One of the easiest ways to secure personal data is with the use of a password. This advisory reviews different approaches to creating and storing passwords, to protect personal and organization data.