Passwords are Like Underwear…

I was doing an IT side gig when I saw this poster in the back of a financial-related business.

This of course was before all the SHTF with covid, and I thought it would be cute to recreate.

So with October being cybersecurity awareness month, let’s celebrate and remember that Passwords are like Underwear.

Passwords are Like Underwear

“PASSWORDS are like UNDERWEAR” – classic attention getter

And while it was meant as an on-site reminder of password best practices, comically most of it pertains even to the work at home crowd. 

Originally created by Thycotic, it’s a cute but ‘message received’ type of IT security tips which is memorable and useful.

And while many of us may be working at home due to covid, they are all still relevant tips to ensure proper security both in and out of the office. 

This is especially true if you work in any kind of organization where Personal Identifiable Information (PII) if of concern.

Just because you’re at home doesn’t mean workstations shouldn’t be secured when not in use. 

And you certainly don’t want to leave passwords out within view, which could inadvertently be picked up by another camera or phone in the house.

But back to having some fun with this IT security teaching moment. 

The recreated poster, now digital asset, is available in multiple formats below; one being a transparent PNG, which can be used within your own organization’s digital marketing.


Transparent – Creative Commons CC 2.0


High quality – large format – Creative Commons CC 2.0

These digital assets are released under Creative Commons license 2.0, so feel free to remix and reuse as needed.

And if you’re in need of enterprise-grade Privilege Access Management (PAM), check out Thycotic, which is both in the cloud and on-prem.

I think whomever they have in their marketing and/or IT security department has some great humor.

Maybe there’s even a backstory as to how someone connected underwear with passwords.




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