Using a password creates a barrier between you and whoever is trying to access your information. By setting a strong password that you change periodically, you are protecting yourself and your data more effectively. The College also recommends using multi-factor authentication to further protect you and your data.
Key things to remember
- Do not share your password with anyone. The ICT service desk will never ask for your password when you speak with them.
- If you ever feel as though your password has been compromised, change your password.
- Weak passwords are easy to break. Your password should include a mix of UPPER and lower case letters as well as numbers and symbols.
- Do not recyle your password.
- Password generators can be incredibly useful. They work by providing you a completely random password that will be near impossible to guess. ICT recommends using the Norton Identity Safe password generator.
We recommend that all staff read College's code of practice about passwords: COP 12 - College passwords.