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Use a strong password or passphrase
Review the Guidelines for Password Management for the definition of a strong password and for recommended practices for safeguarding your password. Review the password requirements for your FAMU accounts and follow the UserID & Password instructions to set your account password. Never write a password down or share it with anyone. Faculty and staff at FAMU should never ask you to verify your password through email or over the phone. Set a strong password to access your computer, and turn off the guest account or limit access privileges on the account. Information on how to secure your computer account is available under Secure Accounts & Screen Saver for Windows 10,8,7 and Vista, Windows XP and Mac


Activate the password feature on your mobile phone
Lock your phone using a PIN

3 Lock your computer whenever you leave your study/work area
Safeguard your computer by locking it
4 Use strong passwords which include letters, numbers and special characters
Choose passwords which are hard to guess by others
5 Report all security incidents or concerns to your manager/professor or Information Technology Services (ITS) department
Report any information security breaches to your manager/professor or Information Technology Services
6 Create a separate password for each account and never share your password with anyone
Create separate passwords for different accounts and do not disclose it to anyone
7 Safeguard sensitive data from disclosure
Protect any confidential information from being leaked

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By signing the pledge, you acknowledge you will observe the aforementioned safeguard practices.

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