Never share your password

YOU are responsible for anything done under your user name and password.

Example: What happens if you gave your account password to a friend and they used it to look up and share confidential information? You are the one implicated! If an investigation occurs, they have to prove it wasn’t you before they start looking elsewhere. Even then, you may have additional repercussions to your actions.

Password security is the most important step you can take to secure information. Do not share your password with anyone and do not leave it lying around on sticky notes or in desk drawers where others might find it. This one principal alone can improve security dramatically!

  1. Never share your password
  2. If you need to share documents with your co-workers, do NOT share your password. Instead, put the documents in a shared location.
  3. Do not use the “Remember Password” feature of applications (e.g., web browsers)
  4. Never write your password down and keep it in an unsecure location.
  5. Never send your password in an email, even it looks official. If you receive e-mail from someone claiming to be your systems administrator, requesting your password because they supposedly need access to your files, ignore it. This is a popular phishing scam.
  6. Change your password often. If you ever suspect your password has been compromised, change it immediately!

If you think your password may have been compromised, change it immediately and report the incident to the CTS Service Desk (360-753-2454).