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:

If you have any reason to suspect that your account has been compromised, report your concerns immediately to the system administrator responsible for new user accounts (currently, Neel Smith: Fenwick 415; x2621; email address at nsmith ).

Last updated: Feb. 28, 2012