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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: May 2019
Volume 15, Number 8

Texas Tech University has had a very exciting spring season and we extend our congratulations to Coach Beard and his amazing basketball team! In this issue, we provide information on updates to the FaceTime features on various Apple devices, as well as Apple operating system requirements for Microsoft OneDrive. This semester we have been piloting our new online cybersecurity training materials, and are planning to launch the training this fall for faculty and staff—details to follow. On May 1st, we opened nominations for the CIO "Excellence in IT Innovation Award." Award recipients will be announced and honored at our annual IT Year in Review in December. We look forward to receiving your nominations. Finally, storm season is upon us, so we urge you to update your contact information in the TechAlert emergency contact database. Go Tech!

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