Passwords

Best practices

  • Create a strong password for your accounts by using letters, numbers, and special characters
  • Avoid dictionary words or common passphrases
  • Make your password no shorter than nine characters
  • Don't reuse old passwords, or share passwords with other accounts
  • Don't leave passwords out and accessible.  Don’t put it on a sticky on your monitor, or hide it under your keyboard.  If you have to write it down, secure it!
  • Change your password if there is any suspicion that it could be compromised
  • Do not share your credentials with anyone!
  • VCCCD IT will NEVER ask you for your password!