UW–Madison’s network and information systems provide the technical foundation for the conduct of its academic, research, and administrative missions. Providing this open access to information technology is imperative to ensuring academic freedom at the institution. An important part of providing this network access is ensuring that the network and associated information are secure.
The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance to faculty, staff, students, and other authorized users regarding passwords in order to protect individual and university information and resources. Adherence to this policy will help ensure that the university network and information systems are secure and available to all.