Information Security Resources


Security Checklist general security tips

Google Security & Privacy Checkup > ensure only you have access to your Google account

Password > select a good password

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

Working Remotely > VPN connectivity and tips for working out of the office

Zoom Security > tips on settings for your meetings

Encrypt and Protect Sensitive Information > password protect and encrypt documents for transit or storage

Sign Documents > electronic and digital signing of documents

Lock My Mac > enable the ability to lock your Mac when you are away

Downloads and File Sharing > what you should and should not do

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


Mobile Checklist > tips for mobile devices

FCC Smartphone Security Checker

Smartphone Security Checklist (pdf)
Mobile Security Guide for Health Information
Find My iPhone

Find My iPhone locate iPhones, iPads, iPods, and computers
SeekDroid - find your Android


Anti-Virus Software Download

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

OS updates - Windows | Mac

Microsoft Security Center

Security Essentials Safety Scanner

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

Public Resources > National Cyber Security Alliance’s (NCSA) campaign for information security awareness > Led by the NCSA, in conjunction with the private, government, and nonprofit sectors, campaign for information security awareness > Part of the Stop.Think.Connect campaign: Follow these six simple steps to gain peace of mind and more control over your online security > FTC’s one-stop resource for identity theft information

Free Credit Report > FTC’s resource for privacy, identity, and online security