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What is Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting ourselves and our families online, as well as securing our personal information. Common sense, accountability, and responsibility are the cornerstones of cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity Matters to You and Yours!

We are all digital citizens living, working, and communicating in a cyber environment. In a world where so many of our activities and interactions can take place online and in cyberspace, it is critical that we recognize our individual responsibility to be aware of cybersecurity issues and educate ourselves on cybersecurity threats and defenses. We are all responsible for practicing and promoting cybersecurity.

Basic Cybersecurity Checklist

Basic steps you can take to start protecting yourself from cyber threats:

  • Create and use strong, unique passwords
  • Install anti-malware/anti-virus software on your computers and devices
  • Update operating systems, anti-malware/anti-virus software, application software, and mobile apps
  • Use screen locks & passcodes on your devices
  • Back-up your content
  • Think before you click!

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A Message from the CIO

IT Bulletin | Published: March 2019
Volume 15, Number 7

Each spring, the TTU Office of the CIO designates an "IT Spring Cleaning Week" to reinforce the importance of reducing digital clutter and reducing unneeded paper records containing institutional information. As a component of our IT Security Plan, the spring cleaning initiative helps to improve our information management and data security posture, as well as to promote the efficient use of institutional information technology resources. In this issue, we provide information about our upcoming Red Raider Shred Week—a partnership with the TTU Operations Division. Our climate is challenging for sensitive technology, so we provide two articles on cleaning your devices. Please also consider taking time this week to reduce unnecessary electronic files, and to peruse your social media accounts to eliminate unnecessary or unwanted pictures and information. Here's to another successful spring semester, Go Tech!

Sam Segran
Chief Information Officer and Vice President for IT

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