Passwords are a critical component of information and network security. Don't share your passwords with anyone!
Keep in mind that you are responsible for any activities that occur under your login. Never store your password on your computer or on paper, especially on a sticky-note stuck to your monitor! Use strong passwords. Always change any default password issued to you immediately to one of your own choosing. However, do not use obvious or predictable words that can be guessed, like the names of people or pets, or information that can be easily found out, like your address or birthday. Create passwords of at least eight characters that contain at least one number and one special character and/or mixed capitals that are also easy to remember (for example: $tarPer4mEr). Change your passwords on a regular basis, or immediately if you think they may have been compromised.