Protect Your System
Your individual system access is one of your most valuable assets.
It's part of what makes you able to do your work, and it is worth protecting.
Whether you gain access to an Enterprise System via an individual ID
and password, or using a security token, how you protect your systems
access says a lot about you.
Start by adopting these positive behaviors:
1. Keep your systems access IDs/passwords/security tokens under your
- Do not share your individual access ID/password combination with
anyone else under any circumstances.
- Keep password lists and security tokens locked up when not in use.
- Do not include passwords in any documentation or notes you write
as part of your job.
2. Protect against identity theft.
- Enter passwords into a system only when someone else isn't able
to see you do it.
- If you gain systems access over the Intenet, clear your cache between
using applications, and before logging off your system.
- Refuse anyone who asks to use your individual ID, password, or security
token. Feel free to contact OIT Data Security at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you would like support, or more information.
3. Protect your desktop.
- Use a power-on password.
- Use a screen-saver for when you step away from your desk temporarily.
- Log off your system any time you will be away from your desk for
an extended period of time.
- If someone else needs to use your desktop, make sure that you have
cleared your cache and logged off completely first.
- Make sure that any technical work done to your desktop is performed
only by University-authorized personnel.