Mainframe Password Changes Effective July 15, 2009
Posted: 09:38:10, Tuesday, Jul 7, 2009 Expiration: 09:38:10, Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009
To increase mainframe security, we are implementing stronger password controls. These improvements will make it harder for someone to guess your password, and make it less likely that the sensitive data we are responsible for protecting will be compromised.
The new rules follow standard practices implemented at many universities for safeguarding access to information. The details can be found at: http://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=2246
These new rules will be in effect for any password change beginning Wednesday, July 15, 2009.
You are assigned within one of the following three groups. Your group has a month during which you must change your password. However, you may change your password earlier.
If your UserID is: You must change it within:
- AAA thru GZZ Jul 15, 2009 – Aug 15, 2009
- HAA thru MZZ Aug 15, 2009 – Sep 15, 2009
- NAA thru ZZZ Sep 15, 2009 – Oct 15, 2009
The instructions for changing your password have not changed. They can be found at: http://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=2512
If you have any questions regarding this enhancement, please call DoIT’s Help Desk at (608) 264-4357 and pick option 2.
---------- University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Information Technology Security Authorizations and Access Control 2168 Computer Sciences Building 1210 West Dayton Street Madison, WI 53706 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (608)265-5591 Fax: (608)265-0667 http://www.cio.wisc.edu/security/
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Created: 09:39:24, Tuesday, Jul 7, 2009 (by Drew D.)
Updated: 02:50:24, Monday, Jul 20, 2009 (by Drew D.)