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Re: passworded screen savers with timeouts, do you enforce?
From: "Parker, Ron" <Ron.Parker () BRAZOSPORT EDU>
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2007 15:06:44 -0600

I just want to point out that Randy, uh Dr. Vaughn to me, taught me some
of what I know since he was one of my favorite professors at Baylor! I
don't remember if we covered this topic in systems analysis and design?
However, I'm sure that I learned something about being reasonable in
your course. 

I haven't had this exact conversation about password screensavers with
anyone here but I have tried this approach on another similar unpopular
policy or two and it did have some success. So, I guess the answer to
your question is that I've survived the repurcussions!

--
Ron Parker, Director of Information Technology, Brazosport College
Voice: (979) 230-3480             FAX: (979) 230-3111
http://www.brazosport.edu
 

-----Original Message-----
From: RL Vaughn [mailto:Randy_Vaughn () BAYLOR EDU] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2007 2:13 PM
To: SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU
Subject: Re: [SECURITY] passworded screen savers with 
timeouts, do you enforce?

Ah, the voice of reason!

How are you doing?



Parker, Ron wrote:
Some people may not care about "security" but they usually 
care about 
themselves. Perhaps you could try this approach:

"Security incidents cost the college money, maybe a lot of 
money, in 
legal and other bills plus staff time, etc. Security incidents also 
reduce public confidence in the institution and may make 
students (or 
parents of those students) choose another college. For state or 
taxpayer funded institutions, this also makes it harder for 
legislators to want to increase funding or for taxpayers to want to 
endure yet another property tax increase. This reduces the 
amount of 
money available for employee salaries, raises, etc. This may have a 
direct impact on you and everyone else who works for the 
college. So, 
is it really so much trouble to type your password again?"

--
Ron Parker, Director of Information Technology, Brazosport College
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Fox [mailto:Mfox () GEORGIASOUTHERN EDU]
Sent: Monday, January 08, 2007 4:25 PM
To: SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU
Subject: [SECURITY] passworded screen savers with timeouts, do you 
enforce?

Last month I asked for reasons why we should utilize passworded 
screen savers and I want to say thanks to everyone that responded.

Now I need to ask if you enforce the screen saver password lockout 
and if you do how do you do it? Also how did you go about 
getting it 
past the nay sayers that don't want to have anything make 
them type 
their password in more than once a day.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks for the help.

Mike



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