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October is Cyber Security Month

The United States Department of Homeland Security has declared October as Cyber Security Awareness Month. The Information Technology Department here at Seton Hall University will be providing you with valuable information during the month that will help you to understand the need for computer security, your role in keeping your devices and applications secure, and will be providing you with tips and information about protecting your identity and the university’s data.

Every week, another aspect of cyber security will be highlighted, on the web, on campus and in direct e-mail communications from the Department of Information Technology (DoIT).  Our topics will include:

Cyber Security Month Recap

  • Enjoy the internet with greater confidence, knowing you’ve taken the right steps to safeguard yourself and your computer.
  • Stop. Think. Connect: Before you use the internet, take time to understand the risks and learn how to spot potential problems.
  • Don’t store sensitive unencrypted information on mobile devices.
  • Don’t respond to unsolicited emails asking for personal information.
  • Logoff your computer when you’re not using it.
  • Protect your devices with strong passwords that can’t be easily guessed and change your passwords periodically.

Identity Theft

  • Do not leave wallets, purses or other items that may contain personal information where others have access to them
  • Do not connect to any unsecure wireless networks from your smart phone , tablet or handheld devices
  • Be aware of your surroundings when using ATM machines or retail kiosks
  • Create safe and secure passwords

Cyber Bullying / Privacy

  • Save all evidence of cyber bullying
  • Block the bully on your phone, email and text messaging services
  • Get a new email account and/or mobile telephone number if necessary
  • Don't reply to bullying messages
  • Treat others the way you'd like to be treated
  • Don't be ashamed to alert the proper authorities about being bullied

Virus / Malware Threats

  • Never click on a link contained in a suspicious email
  • Use your computer's virus protection software to scan any removable media you insert into your computer (USB drives, CD Rom, etc.)
  • Never un-install or disable your computer's virus protection software
  • Alert your service desk about virus and malware threats you have received
  • Once infected, the sooner you power off your computer, the better. Do not power back on until a trained technician can look at it

Phishing / SPAM

  • Be suspicious of unsolicited phone calls, visits or email messages from individuals who ask about employees or other internal information
  • Never click on a link in a suspicious email. Phishing sites typically ask for your credit card or other confidential information
  • Never respond to requests for personal information via email
  • Only visit websites by typing the URL into your address bar or using your favorites
  • Check to make sure that websites that require confidential information use encryption (e.g., https)

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