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AES Broadcast  07/02/2009          Broadcast  #  2009027
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Modifications to the AESDirect Security Policy and Template Manager
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 Effective August 3, 2009, AESDirectwill deploy modifications to security 
         measures and user authentication practices.  All of these changes fall 
         under the Department of Commerce’s security guidelines and address the 
         U.S. Census Bureau’s IT Security Program Requirements.  The upgrade to 
         the AESDirect system will provide AESDirect users with the utmost in 
         account security. 
 The changes are as follows:
 -Password expiration will occur every 60 days (formerly 90 days)
         -User accounts will be disabled after 90 days of inactivity (formerly 45 days)
         -Administrative Accounts having no activity by any user affiliated
         with that account for a 30 day period will be disabled
         -Users will be allowed 5 login attempts in 15 minutes prior to being locked
         out of their account (formerly 3 attempts in 24 hours)
         -Sessions will be timed out after 15 minutes of inactivity (formerly 30 minutes)
 The template feature in AESDirect has also been upgraded to the new
         Template Manager.  This enhancement enables users to search for, create,
         update, copy, and delete templates from an application window within the
         AESDirect system.  All users will now have access to templates associated
         with their company's account and will be able to store 100 templates per
         account.
   
         For further information or questions, contact the U.S. Census Bureau's 
         AES Branch at 1-800-549-0595, menu option 1 or at askaes@census.gov
         or online at www.census.gov/trade. 
       
 

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Created: 17 May 200
Last modified: 13 July 2011 at 08:40:14 AM