Computing Account Security
All Nova Southeastern University employees and students are required to accept the terms and conditions set forth in the NSU Computing Account Security Policy Agreement in order to obtain and use an NSU computing account. (Document is below).
Computing Account Security Agreement
Nova Southeastern University (NSU) has adopted the following Computing Account Security Agreement which outlines your responsibilities for securing and using an official NSU computing account. Use of an NSU computing account requires your acceptance of the policy terms and conditions stated below.
- You must agree to abide by the NSU Policy on Acceptable Use of Computing Resources which can be found online at www.nova.edu/common-lib/policies.
- You must not share your account with other individuals for any reason. Your computer account is to be used only by you.
- The password to your account must be kept secure. Commit your password to memory. You may change your password at any time. Always choose a password that is difficult to "guess". Your password must be eight (8) characters in length and contain a combination of both letters and numbers. It must not be any word that can be found in a dictionary. Choose a password that is meaningful to you but not obvious to others. Examples of acceptable passwords are: 29py94ju, as76df98, 98df7gh6.
- NSU computer systems will monitor your password on a regular basis. If your password is "guessed" by the system, you will be notified by electronic mail. If you receive such notification, immediately change your password to prevent anyone from tampering with your account.
- NSU is not responsible for the loss of any files, documents or electronic mail you may store online. It is your responsibility to make backups of your files.
- If you do not access your account for a period of six (6) months, it will be deleted from the system.
- Inappropriate conduct and violations of this agreement will be addressed by the appropriate procedures and agents (e.g., the Office of the Dean, the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, or the Office of Human Resources) depending on the individual's affiliation to the University. In cases where a user violates any of the terms of this agreement, the University may, in addition to other remedies, temporarily or permanently deny access to any and all NSU computing resources, and appropriate disciplinary actions may be taken, up to and including dismissal.
- All email containing sensitive or confidential information, such as patient or student details, social security or drivers license numbers or other identifiable data, should be sent in an encrypted format.
Last Modified: August 2011