Thursday, January 10, 2008

New IT Security comes to campus, and to Your Library

Following a directive issued from the Virginia Community College System, NOVA has instituted new IT security measures that take place immediately.

What does this mean for Library users? At the moment, nothing. Library computers remain open-access.

All users must now LOG ON to campus computers in labs and classrooms. Students will need to know their LAN Log-On ID and Password in order to log onto computers. Note that the LAN logon is not the same as the NovaConnect logon. Visit the IT Help Desk for more info about what the LAN logon is and how to look it up.

Once students have found their LAN logon, they will need to determine their LAN password according to this format: (8 digits long)month of birth + date of birth + last four of social security number.

The new IT security measures are state-wide directives that must be implemented here at the College, campus and in the Library. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Remember, IT security measures are designed with everyone's safety in mind.

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