Password Requirements

Network Passwords expire every 180 days. A password MUST be at least Twelve characters in length and contains characters from at least THREE of the following categories:

  • English uppercase characters (A through Z)
  • English lowercase characters (a through z)
  • Numbers: 0 through 9 
  • Special characters (for example: !, $, #, %)

On a Mac remember that if the keychains contain your current password like in Outlook, to go into the account settings and reset the password there also.  

Password Security

NEVER respond to an email asking for your password. Hackers use emails to deceive people and get passwords. 

Be suspicious of any email that requires "immediate action" or creates a sense of urgency. Hover your mouse over the link. This will show you the true destination where you would go if you actually clicked on the link. If you don't recognize the address simply delete the email.