15-Minute Multi-Factor Authentication Training and Enrollment Sessions

Posted on: November 18, 2020 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Events & Training, Info Security, News, Passwords
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Director of Information Security Gary Sheehan will host a series of 15-minute training sessions to help faculty and staff with mandatory multi-factor authentication enrollment, ahead of the Dec. 31 deadline.

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12 Scams of the Holiday Season: Safeguard, Manage Online Passwords

Posted on: December 16, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Tech Tips, Data & Identity, Info Security, Passwords

Keeping passwords secure should always be top of mind when accessing online accounts, but with a heightened number of scams during the holiday season, it’s a great time to review best practices for safeguarding and managing key account credentials. As a part of our 12 Scams of the Holiday Season series, we’re offering you tips to help keep you safe online.

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LastPass Password Manager: A Crash Course

Posted on: May 7, 2018 | By: Elizabeth Kirkhorn | Filed under: Info Security, Passwords

LastPass, an easily downloadable internet extension for all browsers, is ideal for securely storing your passwords. Whether you’re someone who’s always forgetting a password, prefers to have a different password for every account, or anywhere in between, LastPass will become an essential tool for keeping your information safe and accessible.

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Remember passwords easily with passphrases

Posted on: May 18, 2017 | By: Christina Bonds | Filed under: Info Security, Passwords

We already know the common best practices when it comes to passwords like creating a long password, using a unique password for each account, and changing passwords often. But… how do we remember all of these long, unique, and changing passwords? If you are not using a password manager like LastPass consider using passphrases to help with remembering these passwords.

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Password policy changes for your protection

Posted on: April 29, 2015 | By: Ryan Gay | Filed under: Info Security, Passwords

In April, Instructional & Campus Technologies (ICT) implemented changes in our Password Policy. As a result, this will affect how faculty and staff interact with technicians for computer support. Learn what changed and what it means for you.

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Managing your account passwords

Posted on: October 29, 2014 | By: Ryan Gay | Filed under: Info Security, Passwords

Earlier this month, Instructional & Campus Technologies upgraded the Self-Service Password Maintenance site that allows faculty, staff, and students the ability to manage their account passwords. The upgraded site makes it easier than ever for users to change their account passwords without contacting the Technology Service Desk.

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Bitly users urged to change passwords

Posted on: May 13, 2014 | By: Christina Bonds | Filed under: Info Security, Passwords

If you are a Bitly user you should be aware Bitly has had a data compromise. Learn more about the service and what you should do if you have a Bitly account.

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20 passwords you should never use

Posted on: January 14, 2014 | By: Christina Bonds | Filed under: Info Security, Passwords

Are you using passwords that are easy to guess? Although it is easier to choose passwords that are easy for you to remember, you are putting your accounts at risk of being compromised. Many systems today have password restrictions such as length and requiring a number and special characters. 

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Top 5 Password Best Practices

Posted on: June 4, 2013 | By: Christina Bonds | Filed under: Info Security, Passwords

A username-password combination is the most common approach for gaining access to secure data or other resources. For many applications and systems, this combination is the only line of defense from unauthorized access. Creating strong passwords and keeping them safe helps to minimize the threat of them being guessed.

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