Table of Contents

User Acceptance
Password Complexity
Mobile Devices
Remote Access/VPN
Annual Cyber Training
Email/Spam/Phishing Training
Cyber Liability Awareness
Common Terms / Glossary

User Acceptance Policies

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Password Complexity

Your password for the City of Terre Haute must meet the following complexity requirements.

  • At least 10 characters
  • Cannot use common words from the English dictionary, spelled correctly
  • Uses at least 3 out of the 4 types of characters
    • Lower case letter
    • Upper case letter
    • Number
    • Special character. Examples ! @ # $ % ^ & *
  • Cannot include your name
  • Cannot include your username (cty1234pd)
  • Cannot repeat 3 characters in a row
  • Cannot use previously used passwords

Password and Security Tips

  • Use numbers or special characters in place of letters. See the following examples
    • e - 3
    • i - !
    • c - (
    • s - $
    • H - #
    • o - 0
  • Make your password long. Use phrases instead of single words.
  • If you know words in a foreign language, use them.
  • Don't use obvious personal information in your passwords.
  • Don't write your password down and place it near the computer. Use a password that you can commit to memory.

Password Examples

Not Allowed Acceptable Best
celebration C3lebration1 Cel3br@tion1
Jellyfish1 J3llyF!sh J3lly22Fi$h
SmellyCat Sm3llyC@t57 $m3llyC@t57
mapleleafs M@pleL3afs14 M@ple__L3afs14
creditUnion10 Cr3ditUn!on10 Cr3d!t_Un!0n10

Mobile Devices

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Remote Access/VPN

Coming soon

Annual Cyber Training

Coming soon

Email, Spam, & Phishing Training

Coming soon

Cyber Liability Awareness

Coming soon

Common Terms / Glossary

  • MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication) - Authentication system that requires more than one distinct authentication factor for successful login. For example, an additional "factor" is required in addition to your password. This can include, but not limited to a code from a token generator, USB dongle, bio-metric information such as a thumbprint, etc.