All members of the Holy Cross community are bound by the College Information Technology Policies.
One reason for the creation of the St. Isidore of Seville Research Lab is to give students and faculty both the freedom and the responsibility to manage a research facility that is open to the internet. In this environment, all users of the lab must take particular care to keep their work safe since one cracked account could potentially jeopardize all the other users of the system.
The single most important step you can take to help keep the lab secure is to choose a secure password. (You will not be forced to change your password on a regular basis, since one well chosen password provides better real security than frequently changed passwords if any one of them is weak.) Follow these guidelines to choose a secure password.
In addition, follow these simple habits in your use of the lab:
- Be sure you completely logout when you leave the lab. If you walk away as soon as you choose "logout," you will not be able to answer any dialog boxes that might come up (e.g., "Do you want to save changes...?") -- and your account will be wide open to the first person who walks in. You are completely logged out if you see a blank login screen prompting for a user name and password.
- Be sure the door to the lab is locked when you leave. Enough said.
If you have any reason to suspect that your account has been
report your concerns immediately
to the system administrator responsible for
new user accounts (currently,
Neel Smith: Fenwick 415; x2621;
email address at
Last updated: Feb. 28, 2012