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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: December 2018
Volume 15, Number 4

As we bring another calendar year and fall semester to a close, we dedicate this bulletin to a celebration of our campus, community, and vendor partners. Texas Tech University IT has a thriving environment and part of our success is the collaborative, team-approach that we use to optimize our limited resources. Our growth and success are the result of all of us working together. Thank you for all your contributions throughout the year. We express our sincere appreciation, send seasons greetings, and wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas! Feliz Navidad!

Sam Segran
Chief Information Officer and Vice President for IT

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