Security Awareness

October 2016: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Stay Safe Online


Did you know?

  • 93% of Americans believe their online actions can help make the web safer for everyone.
  • However, 28% of Americans say they lack knowledge about ways to stay safer online.

Here are some tips to help:

  • Protect Your Device: Add a passcode to your cell phone, tablet, or laptop right now!
  • Use Strong Passwords or Passphrases: Especially for online banking and other important accounts.
  • Check Your Social Media Settings: Review your social media security and privacy settings frequently. Enable two-step verification whenever possible.
  • Educate Yourself: Stay informed about the latest technology trends and security issues such as malware and phishing (review previous training modules ).
  • Ask questions or report issues: Contact the IT Help Desk at 7284 for more information or to report issues.
  • Know your responsibility: University Policy 117 Information Security Policy states that:

“All workforce members are:

  • Responsible for protecting any institutional information and systems that they access, process or handle;
  • Responsible for the consequences of their decisions and actions associated with institutional information access and processing; and
  • Responsible for discussing and reporting any suspicious or harmful behavior and activity to the IT Division and the owner of the institutional information, if known. “


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