Information Technology Security

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Be ready for finals! – Tips from Computing Services

Finals are almost here! Computing Services has a few helpful hints to keep in mind as the end of the semester nears. Back up your files! Please remember to backup any important documents that you might need for your classes! Always keep important files stored in multiple locations. Having the only copy of an important […]

Cyber Security Awareness Month Wrap-Up

Thanks to everyone who participated in National Cyber Security Awareness Month this October! Cyber security is a shared responsibility of all who use web resources. We covered many security topics this month! Here is a short summary: Passwords – When was the last time you changed yours? Passwords are critically important to protect your data. […]

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

This year is the 10th Anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)! NCSAM is a broad effort by government, industry, and education to help everyone stay safe and secure online.  Adams State University is one of the partner champions for the campaign! STOP.THINK.CONNECT is the national cyber security education and awareness campaign. This October, […]

The Dangers and Risks of Illegal File Sharing

As the fall semester gets underway, I’m writing to remind you of the risks involved with illegal downloading and/or sharing of copyrighted music, movies, games and software over the Internet. Unauthorized obtaining, sharing or offering such copyrighted material is illegal and in violation of U.S. copyright law. If caught, you may face severe civil and […]

Phishing Attacks on Campus- Be Safe!

Adams State University employees and students have recently been heavily targeted by phishing scams. Phishing occurs when scammers attempt to trick you into giving out your personal information, such as your username and password or your bank account information. Adams State University will NEVER ask for your username and password via email. If the email […]

Stop.Think.Connect. -Security Tips for your home computer

President Obama has again declared October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month! You can read the White House statement here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/10/01/presidential-proclamation-national-cybersecurity-awareness-month-2012   The National Cyber Security Alliance team encourages everyone to STOP.THINK.CONNECT. The internet is an incredible tool, but you must use caution to ensure that your personal information remains secure and to protect yourself […]

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

Computing Services will be sending out security tips during the month of October to celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month! For more information on National Cyber Security Awareness Month, please click the link below. http://www.staysafeonline.org/ncsam ***Phishing*** We have seen an increase in phishing attempts recently. Phishing emails, calls, and other scams are designed to trick […]