Cyber Security

  1. Good Cybercitizens Make the Internet a Safer and Better Place

    • Posted on: 12 June 2018
    • By: admin

    "The Internet is a powerful and useful tool, but in the same way that you shouldn't drive without buckling your seat belt or ride a bike without a helmet, you shouldn't venture online without taking some basic precautions." It is everyone's responsibility as an individual and a member of our ever-growing online community. Here are some tips to keep in mind as we work together to create a better, safer digital world for ourselves and others.

  2. Privacy Is Our Shared Responsibility

    • Posted on: 1 February 2018
    • By: admin
    Everyone in our community is responsible for the protection of our customers' privacy and their personal information.  Whether you are working on a data breach response plan, updating institutional policies, collaborating with researchers on a new project, or educating students, faculty, and staff about data privacy, consider teaming up with your institution's privacy officer(s). The privacy officer(s) will be more than happy to lend expertise and help make sure privacy, risk, and information security considerations are carefully weighed.
     
  3. Your Mobile Devices Won’t Secure Themselves!

    • Posted on: 4 December 2017
    • By: admin
    Mobile security at one time meant using a laptop lock and keeping tabs on your phone. However, the growing capabilities and use of mobile devices — coupled with the ubiquity of smart devices stitched into the very fabric of our daily lives (figuratively and literally) — now require a more sophisticated defense-in-depth approach to match the growing threat. Following are a few things you can do to protect your devices and personal information on campus, at home, or at work.
     
  4. Keep What's Private, Private

    • Posted on: 15 November 2017
    • By: admin
    You exist in digital form all over the Internet. It is thus important to ensure that the digital you matches what you are intending to share. It is also critical to guard your privacy — not only to avoid embarrassment, but also to protect your identity and finances!
     
    Following are specific steps you can take to protect your online information, identity, and privacy.
  5. Information Security Is Our Responsibility

    • Posted on: 8 November 2017
    • By: admin

    Keeping the Internet safe and secure is a responsibility we all share .
    As digital citizens, we are getting better about consistently protecting ourselves, our devices, and our family and friends. However, the Internet is always “on,” so we must remain vigilant and continue to connect with care in order to protect our mobile devices — including laptops, tablets, smartphones, and wearable technology — as well as our personal information.

  6. Avoiding Ransomware Attacks

    • Posted on: 18 October 2017
    • By: admin

     

     

    Ransomware is a type of malware designed to encrypt users’ files or lock their operating systems so attackers can demand a ransom payment. Ransomware executes when a user is lured to click on an infected link or e-mail attachment or to download a file or software drive while visiting a rogue website.