We keep more and more information online. Not just for work, but also in our personal lives--bank accounts, credit card records, mortgages, and family photographs. For work, we keep payroll and student records and personnel folders. Cloud services--where all your information is stored online rather than on your desktop or laptop computers--are increasing. In many ways online cloud security is better than your personal security on your laptop or desktop. But it's also only as good as your password
The university policy on password sharing is very clear. Do NOT share your passwords with anyone. You should also always be sure to use a strong password and change it regularly (at least once a year). It's also worth a reminder that you should never give your password out over the phone or on an unknown website. Be sure to check the URL (at the top of the browser window) to be sure you're at the web site you expect.
Instructions on how to password protect documents so that you can share information securely.
Instructions for changing your net-id password.
As more and more information goes online, passwords become more and more important. We keep financial records, photographs, office records, and other important documents all online.
It's always been important not to share passwords, but as we store more and more university and county (and personal) business on line it becomes paramount. There are many many ways to share information--file sharing in CyBox, your county shared drive, copying appropriate people on emails, but sharing your password should never be one of them.
Content discusses why we need administrator passwords and how the principle of least privilege affects this. Instructions on how to have administrator passwords reset is also included.