Information Security for students
Your password is your most important protection against misuse of your data and identity – make sure that you create a strong password and do never disclose it to others.
At SDU, a password must meet the following complexity requirements:
1. password have at least 12 (twelve) characters
2. password includes capital letters and lower-case letters
3. password includes numbers
4. password includes special characters (like # ¤ % &)
However, it may be difficult to memorise a long string of characters and numbers. Therefore, you can work out a mnemonic rule while creating you password. Since the the following example is displayed on this website page, you should of course not use this in practice:
You can memorise this by means of the phrase:
You are born to be late
Remember to always use a password on your smartphone and other mobile devices.
Always lock or logout when you leave your computer.
A screen saver improves security
Set your computer to lock automatically after a period of inactivity. Contact you IT department if you need assistance to do so.
Always make backup copies of your documents. Save your documents to multiple locations - in that way you are not so vulnerable.
Please respect the fact that locked doors are locked for a reason.
An e-mail isn't always just a common and harmless e-mail. E-mails may contain attached files and links, which you should not open or view. Your best defense is healthy scepticism.
USB sticks are easy to use and easy to loose.