Cybersecurity Blog

Must Read – Help us keep your data safe – 04/17/18



Keeping our digital campus safe is a responsibility shared by the entire MRU community. An important part of that responsibility is for each of us to keep our account passwords secure, private, and not shared with any other person.

Sharing usernames and passwords is never a smart practice, but it’s especially unwise with your MRU account. Your username and password authenticate your identity, proving that you’re you. Many critical University business functions are online these days, and sharing passwords puts all those processes at risk. Whether it’s access to change grades, financial approvals, expense reimbursements, access to staff and student personal information, or simply private emails, your password is how you protect the important work you do from bad outcomes.

Never give your MRU account password to anyone. IT Services will never ask you for it, and neither should anyone else.

If you have a guest that requires a computer for presentations or a meeting, they must bring their own and connect to the “MRVisitor” wifi network. They are not allowed access to admin workstations or private campus networks.

Visiting instructors can log into academic workstations using an SCC account, which allows us to track their activities on our network. The SCC password changes frequently; to get today’s password, please contact the IT Service Desk at, 403.440.6000, or in person at E251.

If you have a situation where you are tempted to share your password, contact the Service Desk and work with them to find a better solution. Together, we can keep our digital resources and online community safe.


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