It is important to keep your Ball State password private, secure, and unbreakable. It's one of the most important steps you can personally take in ensuring privacy and security on any computer on campus including your personal computer. Unfortunately, many passwords are simple, used on multiple accounts and haven't been changed for a long period of time.
Your Ball State Username and Password are used to access a variety of services (Email, MyBSU, Library Services, Campus Computers, Kronos, etc). Because of this, Ball State Office of Information Security Services has set requirements for creating passwords. These requirements will help to protect your account from unauthorized access.
The following must be met when creating or changing your password:
• must be 12 characters or longer
• must include 3 of the 4: upper case letters, lower case letters, numbers, symbols
• are case-sensitive
• required to be changed after one year and you can NOT reuse your last 4 passwords
• must not include your first and/or last name
During National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) the Office of Information Security Services will be sharing with you the importance of passwords and how you can best protect your privacy and security.
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