6.01.02 Selecting Secure Passwords

I. Purpose

This procedure documents how to select a secure password.

Policy Supported

6.01 Password Policy

II. Description

This is from the National Institute of Standards’ (NIST) password guidance August 2017.

“...Use a phrase with multiple words that you can picture in your head.
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So it’s difficult to guess but easy to remember. Give each account a unique passphrase. A password manager can help.”

Service accounts must have long passwords that are chosen randomly with the help of a password manager.

III. Scope

This policy applies to all Bradley University computer and network users.

Date Approved Revision 1 Date
6/6/2012 5/7/2018