Table of Contents

User Acceptance
Password Complexity
Mobile Devices
Remote Access/VPN
Annual Cyber Training
Email/Spam/Phishing Training
Cyber Liability Awareness
Common Terms / Glossary

User Acceptance Policies

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Password Complexity

Your password for the City of Terre Haute must meet the following complexity requirements.

  • At least 10 characters
  • Cannot use common words from the English dictionary, spelled correctly
  • Uses at least 3 out of the 4 types of characters
    • Lower case letter
    • Upper case letter
    • Number
    • Special character. Examples ! @ # $ % ^ & *
  • Cannot include your name
  • Cannot include your username (cty1234pd)
  • Cannot repeat 3 characters in a row
  • Cannot use previously used passwords

Password and Security Tips

  • Use numbers or special characters in place of letters. See the following examples
    • e - 3
    • i - !
    • c - (
    • s - $
    • H - #
    • o - 0
  • Make your password long. Use phrases instead of single words.
  • If you know words in a foreign language, use them.
  • Don't use obvious personal information in your passwords.
  • Don't write your password down and place it near the computer. Use a password that you can commit to memory.

Password Examples

Not Allowed Acceptable Best
celebration C3lebration1 Cel3br@tion1
Jellyfish1 J3llyF!sh J3lly22Fi$h
SmellyCat Sm3llyC@t57 $m3llyC@t57
mapleleafs M@pleL3afs14 M@ple__L3afs14
creditUnion10 Cr3ditUn!on10 Cr3d!t_Un!0n10

Mobile Devices

Mobile devices are classified as any computer or computing device that can be moved and typically consists of a screen, keyboard and can connect to the Internet.  This includes but is not limited to laptop computers, tablets, convertible devices (tablet with removable keyboard) and smart phone devices and even game consoles and Smart TVs.

These devices are often classified in the following manner:

  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): Also called bring your own technology (BYOT), bring your own phone (BYOP), —refers to being allowed to use one's personally owned device, rather than being required to use an officially provided device.  The refers to a policy of permitting employees to bring personally owned devices (laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc.) to work, and to use those devices to access privileged city information and applications. 

  • City Owned-Personally Assigned Device (CO-PAD) - Refers to a City owned mobile computing device that is assigned to an individual or group of individuals for use in the execution of their assigned job(s) or duties.  These device(s) include laptop computers, tablets (iPad) or a mobile telephones and these device(s) can be used to access privileged city information and applications.

Remote Access/VPN

Remote Access is a term used to allow an authorized user to access city information from a location other than, a city office or building.  

Virtual Private Network (VPN

  • Connection to a data-processing system from a remote location, for example, through a remote access service or virtual private network
  • Remote desktop software, software allowing applications to run remotely on a server while displaying graphical output locally

Annual Cyber Training

Coming soon

Email, Spam, & Phishing Training

Coming soon

Cyber Liability Awareness

Coming soon

Common Terms / Glossary

  • MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication) - Authentication system that requires more than one distinct authentication factor for successful login. For example, an additional "factor" is required in addition to your password. This can include, but not limited to a code from a token generator, USB dongle, bio-metric information such as a thumbprint, etc.
  • BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) A policy of permitting employees to bring personally owned devices (laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc.) to work, and to use those devices to access privileged company information and applications
  • Co-PAD (City Owned-Personally Assigned Device) Refers to a City owned mobile computing device that is assigned to an individual or group of individuals for use in the execution of their assigned job(s) or duties.