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Your Resources & Password Security

Your Resources & Password Security

It's very important that you don't share your Teesside resources with other people. Resources could mean an email account, a PC login account - or even the use of a laptop or Tablet assigned to you. Should a security incident occur using any of your resources, you will be held accountable. Section 5 of the IT Acceptable use policy http://url.tees.ac.uk/aup states,

"You must take all reasonable precautions to safeguard any IT credentials (for example, a username and password, email address, smart card or other identity hardware) issued to you. You must not allow anyone else to use your IT credentials. Nobody has the authority to ask you for your password and you must not disclose it to anyone."

File Security

It's vitally important that you look after your University electronic information. Always keep them safe on your University U:/ drive (often called homespace). There's a small guide to using your homespace here. Files stored on your U:/ Drive are backed up, and scanned for viruses. If you store them on your desktop computer, you run the risk of losing them. If you run out of space on your U:/ drive, contact the service desk about increasing your space, or cleaning up what you already have. 

Password Security

Passwords are your key to your Teesside University systems. It's vital that you use secure, difficult to guess passwords. It's important that you use a combination of upper & lower case letters, with a selection of numbers and other characters. This makes it difficult for an automated attack to try and guess your password from a dictionary. Always make sure your passwords are strong. 

 

Users are strongly urged to register with the self service password reset facility http://mylogin.tees.ac.uk This web-based application enables a password to be reset without knowing the old password and without having to show physical proof of identity to set a new one.

 

What makes a password strong or weak? 
At the University, we enforce a password that is at least 8 characters long, and it must contain a number or a character. You can protect yourself by ensuring that passwords on non-University systems -

  • Is at least eight characters long. (At the University we enforce 8 Characters, and you must use a number or a symbol too!)
  • Does not contain your user name, real name, or company name.
  • Does not contain a complete word.
  • Is significantly different from previous passwords.
  • Contains characters from each of the following four categories: (we enforce two of these in your University password)
    Character category
    Examples
    Uppercase letters
    A, B, C
    Lowercase letters
    a, b, c
    Numbers
    0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Symbols found on the keyboard (all keyboard characters not defined as letters or numerals) and spaces
    ` ~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ - + = { } [ ] \ | : ; " ' < > , . ? /

A password might meet all the criteria above and still be a weak password. For example, Hello2U! meets all the criteria for a strong password listed above, but is still weak because it contains a complete word. H3ll0 2 U! is a stronger alternative because it replaces some of the letters in the complete word with numbers and also includes spaces.

 

Help yourself remember your strong password by following these tips:

  • Create an acronym from an easy-to-remember piece of information. For example, pick a phrase that is meaningful to you, such as My son's birthday is 12 December, 2004. Using that phrase as your guide, you might use Msbi12/Dec,4 for your password.
  • Substitute numbers, symbols, and misspellings for letters or words in an easy-to-remember phrase. For example, My son's birthday is 12 December, 2004 could become Mi$un's Brthd8iz 12124 (it's OK to use spaces in your password).
  • Relate your password to a favorite hobby or sport. For example, I love to play badminton could become ILuv2PlayB@dm1nt()n.
If you feel you must write down your password in order to remember it, make sure you don't label it as your password, and keep it in a safe place.

 

Don't use your Teesside University password on other systems (eg facebook, ebay etc) If one of them becomes compromised, they potentially ALL will be.


 

 



 
There are several sites online where you can check the strength of a potential password, giving you an idea of how strong it could be. One such example is https://howsecureismypassword.net/  DONT USE a real password at this site!