Changing passwords is simply part of the world we live in. Changing passwords helps to protect your information and protect the university. We see examples of unprotected passwords every week in our email quarantine report. Spammers and hackers look for accounts with weak or compromised passwords and gain access to these accounts to conduct attacks on other systems. It is not just your information or the information of the university you are protecting by changing your passwords frequently, but you are helping to prevent your account from being used to send spam and exploit other systems on the Internet. Changing passwords is part of being a good citizen in the connected world we all live and work in.