• Network Password Policy 

    Passwords are one of the most important aspects to our computer and network security. A weak (i.e. easy to guess) or stale (i.e. old password that has not been changed) password may result in the compromise of the Travis Unified School District (TUSD) network or information contained within the network. As such, all TUSD employees are responsible for taking the appropriate steps, as outlined below, to select and secure their passwords.

    Network Password Policy

    The purpose of this policy is to establish a standard for creating strong passwords, protecting those passwords, and ensuring frequency of change.

    • At least 8 characters in length is required.
    • Passwords must meet all of the following four complexity requirements:
      A. include at least one lower case letter
      B. include at least one upper case letter
      C. include at least one number
      D: include at least one special character: ~!@#$%^&*_-+=`|\(){}[]:;"'<>,.?/
    • New and unique passwords are required (you cannot re-use passwords).
    • You may not use your first or your last name, or your account name, in a password.
    • Password cannot appear on any exposed password databases. For more info click here.

    Guidelines

    Do not share TUSD passwords with anyone and never send your password within an email message or reveal a password over the phone. All passwords are to be treated as sensitive, confidential District information. Here is a list of "don'ts":

    • Don't talk about a password in front of others.
    • Don't share a password with family members.
    • Don't reveal a password to co-workers while on vacation.
    • Don't write passwords down and store them.
    • Don't store passwords in a file on ANY computer system without encryption.
    • Don't use the same password for more than one account. In other words, use different password for Escape, Aeries, other applications you access, and sites you use. 
    • If an account or password is suspected to have been compromised, change your password by pressing "Ctrl + Alt + Delete" and select "Change a password" option and report the incident to District Technology Services.