July 30, 2013
The University of Nevada, Reno asks that students, faculty and staff change their NetID passwords every year. NetID passwords expire and require changing every year for security reasons. Passwords provide important protection to accounts, but can also be a source of vulnerability to cyber threats. The password-change policy ensures that computer security is maintained on a regular basis.
You should change your password if you notice a threat to your account, such as unusual account activity. Sometimes though, account threats aren’t noticeable. If someone gained access to your account login information, that person could monitor your computer activity, and you wouldn’t know. Using your NetID username and password a person could look at your personal information, such as financial information and home address, through MyNEVADA. A threat to your account might not be noticeable right away. So, even if your account seems secure, changing your password regularly helps protect against threats.
You can take some steps to keep your password safe:
There is information on the main IT website about how to change your NetID password.