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It is a good policy to routinely change your password to protect data, even in
what you may consider a ‘safe’ environment. In the workplace, failure to apply
an appropriate password policy could leave you in breach of Data Protection
Please consider the following guidelines when selecting a password:
Ensure that your password is an adequate length; 6 characters should be the
absolute minimum number of characters in the password.
Ensure that your password is not open to dictionary attacks. Use a mixture of
upper and lower case letters and numerics, and avoid words or names. Consider
using the first letter from each word in a phrase that you will remember
easily but is an unfamiliar acronym.
Ensure that your password is changed regularly; at minimum, change it every
The guidelines above should be considered a starting point: They are not a
comprehensive list and they will not guarantee security.
Use the Change Password dialog to change your password:
Enter your existing password in the Current Password field.
Enter the desired password for in the New Password field.
Re-enter the new password in the Confirm Password field.
Click the Change Password button to change your password; click Close to
exit the dialog.