If you receive an email message asking for your NIU Account ID or password, do not respond.
IT professionals at NIU will never ask you for your password.
The BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy applies to personal devices used on campus or while working from home. All personal devices used for work purposes should follow the same security guidelines as NIU owned and managed devices. Following common-sense guidelines from the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) and NIU's guidelines for NIU-owned devices can help the NIU community protect their personal data and their personal devices.
You are responsible for the security of your personal device. Any personal device (mobile phone, laptop or desktop computer) that is used for work related activities must follow the same security guidelines as NIU owned and managed devices:
Passwords are critical to the security of your accounts, your devices, and the data you have access to. Below are some best practices regarding passwords.