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Security Awareness

Data Privacy Day is January 28th > Check your privacy settings for all your services


Security Checklist general security tips

Mobile Checklist > tips for mobile devices

IoT Checklist > tips for the Internet of Things

Google User Security Checklist > check your account

Phishing > what to look for and do when you receive an email phish

OS updates - Windows | Mac > make sure you are up to date

Browser updates > find if your browser and plug-ins are up to date, easily update them if they aren’t

Ransomware > learn about this dangerous malware


Read Infosec News!


Read EdTech Blog for NCSAM tips!



Downloads and File Sharing > what you should and should not do
Encrypt Files > password protect and encrypt documents for transitor storage
Find My iPhone > locate iPhones, iPads, iPods, and computers
Lock My Mac > enable the ability to lock your Mac when you are away
Password  > select a good password
Phishing > what to look for when you receive an email phish

Social Networking how to be safe on websites like Facebook
Facebook > check your privacy and security settings
Shopping and Banking > how to be careful when managing your financial information
Traveling > what you should know when traveling 

Tools & Resources:


Microsoft Security Center
Security Essentials
Safety Scanner

Download Symantec Endpoint Protection 

LC account required.  ONLY for current faculty, staff institutionally-owned computers and personal student computers

Web browser plug-in version checks

Qualys BrowserCheck
Oracle Verify Plugin

Web browser plug-in updates

Oracle Java
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Adobe Flash
Uninstall Java - Tool to remove Java
Disable Java - How to disable Java in your web browser

OS updates - Windows | Mac
Cell phone security

FCC Smartphone Security Checker
FCC Report Stolen Smartphone

Smartphone Security Checklist (pdf)
Mobile Security Guide for Health Information
Find My iPhone
SeekDroid - find your Android
Plan B - find your Android (free)


Kryptos > encrypts voice communications over 3g/4g/wifi
Norton Snap > QR code scanner that shows URL destination > cloud solution, registration account required, checks Facebook posts (photos) and apps for malicious code, monitors (free)

Public Resources:  

Stay Safe Online > National Cyber Security Alliance’s [NCSA] official website for information security awareness

FTC > US Federal Trade Commission’s official website for identity theft information and resources for victims

Report consumer fraud, identity theft to the FTC and find more information.

Stop. Think. Connect. > Department of Homeland Security in conjunction with the private and non-profit sectors have a campaign for security awareness

OnGuard Online | Stop. Think. Click. > US Federal Government’s official website for information security awareness

Deter, Detect, Defend. > US Federal Trade Commission’s official website for identity theft information and resources for victims





National Cyber Security Awareness Month > October
Read President Obama’s Proclamation of NCSAM 2010 > White House officially recognizes National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

Data Privacy Day > January

Definitions > Frequently used technology lingo 




Not ready for prime-time, online faculty/staff user security training