Stay Safe Online

Identity theft is a rapidly growing threat, and it thrives on poor security practices. Your best defense is to build good security habits and encourage everyone you know to do the same.

While computers and online services have become a familiar and ordinary part of our work and daily life, the Internet has many perils.

  • Information you post on the Internet and records of sites you have visited can be used for targeted advertising and less savory purposes.
  • Scam artists attempt to trick you into giving away your money, or giving away information that will let them steal your money.
  • If your computer is connected to the Internet, it is under constant attack, not by hackers engaged in sport but by criminal enterprises seeking to exploit computing resources to steal information, send spam emails, distribute illicit material, or attack other computers.

In this section

Security & Policy Blog Posts

  • Creating and maintaining a disaster recovery plan for departments and thier critical services
  • How workplace culture affects information security and how that culture can be improved.
  • The FBI has issued a public service bulletin regarding recent cyber-crimes which target university employees and students. Criminal activities involve payroll and IRS filings.
  • What is the most overlooked data security measure? It is simple, and anyone can follow this advice.

    Recent Security Bulletins

  • Vulnerability in OpenSSL versions 1.0.1 before 1.0.1g
  • New ransomware named CryptoLocker threatens to destroy data unless a payment is made.
  • Critical Java Vulnerability included in Exploit Kit
  • This bulletin details four recently published, critical rated, vulnerabillies in Adobe ColdFusion and ways to mitigate the risk of them being exploited