Computer Passwords

Information Technology Services spoke at the Student Government Meeting on Nov. 8 about upcoming changes to cyber security measures. 

ITS announced that in the spring semester, they are planning on implementing a new password system for the university. The new system would require users to create a longer password as the current one is only eight characters. 

ITS said once the new password system is in place, e-ID passwords would have to be changed much less often. The new password system would increase security measures for students and ITS, hopefully protecting student information

more effectively. 

ITS has nearly finished implementing a multi-factor authentication system for staff, with nearly 80 percent of staff and faculty having a multi-factor authentication system in place. ITS brought up the possibility of allowing students to implement that system voluntarily as well.

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