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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: September 2017
Volume 14, Number 2

As requested by several campus administrators and individuals, we are providing an article that I wrote for Education Technology Insights earlier this year. Protecting individual and institutional data and information resources continues to be a challenging endeavor in the workplace, as well as at home. We hope you find these survival tips to be useful in protecting all the confidential and sensitive information in your life and at work. Especially because of the recent growing number of aggressive phishing attempts that we have seen at TTU, please take a moment to review these tips and share them with others in your area or life. When it comes to the protection of institutional and personal data, we are all responsible!

Sam Segran
Associate Vice President for IT and Chief Information Officer

Read the bulletin online or download the PDF version.

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