Security

Learn more about phishing email attacks

STOP and THINK before you CONNECT!

Important security measures to protect your personal information:

  • Keep your computing devices patched and up to date
  • Use long and strong passwords or passphrases (and don’t share them!)
  • Download only from secure and trusted sites
  • Don’t open email attachments from unfamiliar senders
  • Don’t leave computing devices unattended and unlocked
  • Don’t use public wi-fi to access any sensitive or personal data

Beware of these security threats to your personal information:

Social engineering

This is the use of deception to manipulate people into divulging personal or account information for fraudulent purposes, so don’t share your information with unknown sources. This informative video from Google will help you avoid social engineering attacks:

Phishing

This is malicious email designed to steal your online username, password, and other personal information. If you think you have been Phished, reset your passwords immediately! If you suspect a malicious email, don’t open it, report it, and delete it. This video from Eastern Michigan University provides a comprehensive overview:

Malware

This is software designed to damage or disable computers or computer systems. Symantec Endpoint Protection is used on campus to protect our computing devices. This Google video shares tips for spotting Malware: