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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: July 2018
Volume 14, Number 11

Another glorious summer on the South Plains is upon us, and we hope that you are taking time to enjoy some well-deserved rest and leave time. For those traveling, we offer cybersecurity tips for vacationing, to aid you in protecting your devices, data, information, and identity while you vacation. As we begin to gear up for the new academic year, we provide information about Compliance Sheriff, a new resource to aid campus web content managers with designing accessible and effective web pages. Lastly, we provide information about an increase in the license cost for SPSS, statistical software used by many faculty, staff, and students. Note that the increase only impacts faculty and staff purchasing individual licenses. We hope you enjoy the remaining weeks in the summer, and remember to practice safe computing in all that you do. Go Tech!

Sam Segran
Chief Information Officer and Vice President for IT

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