Password violations are the Number One security problem on networks today. This policy is designed to ensure that all College and individual data stored on the network are protected through reasonable and appropriate use of password security. Users who violate this policy will be held responsible for a breach of security and any impact this may have on the integrity of data or performance of the network.
An initial password is set for you at the time you receive your account; your password is set as your student ID. Novell Network, Google Mail, WebCT and NetStorage all use the same login and password.
Examples of activities which will jeopardize your privilege to access the College's computer resources include:
The Computer/Network Security Policy outlines the consequences of making passwords available to other users.
Should a password be compromised, the owner should change his/her password immediately, to avoid future unauthorized access. Otherwise, passwords should be changed periodically, once every 6 months is our policy.
Authorized users of CSS computer networks and resources include faculty, staff, official guests and all currently registered students, both within the traditional campus and beyond. Temporary privileges will be given, as appropriate, for official guests at the College.
Non-obvious passwords are more secure if they:
Examples of BAD Passwords:
If you need assistance in changing your password or have any questions, please contact the Help Desk at extension 5911.