Strengthening e-Campus Passwords
ITS is planning to implement Password Control In the near future for e-campus Financial and Human Resource systems to require users of those systems to change their passwords regularly. This plan is based on a number of security issues, recommendations, and observations such as the number of users of these systems who have never changed their default passwords. This recommendation came about as part of an ongoing effort to implement best practices and further ensure that sensitive University information is less likely to be compromised. Even encrypted information is not a barrier if a user’s password for one of these systems is hacked.
There will be three phases to this implementation based on the role of users in these systems. ITS is still working on the implementation timetable to address the needs of the University community. Look to the e-campus home page for further information as it becomes available (web.uri.edu/ecampus).