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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!

Learn more about Cybersecurity

A Message from the CIO

IT Bulletin | Published: October 2016
Volume 13, Number 2

The Department of Homeland Security, the National Cyber Security Awareness Alliance, and other government, education, and industries designate October as "Cyber Security Awareness Month." The TTU Office of the CIO has been participating since the inaugural campaign 12 years ago, and this year we dedicate this bulletin to cybersecurity for "everyday" activities. As the threat to our personal and institutional data continue to rise, we provide practical information to help you navigate safely. We are all responsible for protecting ourselves, our families, and our businesses online, as well as keeping our personal and business information secure.

Sam Segran
Associate Vice President for IT and Chief Information Officer

Read the bulletin online or download the PDF version.


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