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Information Security Basics
We're talking about here, Information Security. The things that you should know about information security vulnerabilities, what you should be aware of and how you can at least secure your information. Learn how to protect the devices you use to store data, including computers, phones and removable media like your USB flash drives. Threats such as phishing emails, social engineering attacks and identity theft. For more information about these use the links below:
Information security starts with you follow these Information Security Basic Rules to safeguard your electronic devices and information. Most of the security incidents are the result of lack of information and weak practices.
Find out how to protect your data below are information security guidelines and basics. If there's a suspected or confirmed security incident, report it immediately to RVTS. Examples include loss or theft of computers or storage devices, attacks against college systems, loss of confidential information (paper or digital copy) and inappropriate or unauthorized access of confidential information.
Protecting Your Data, Devices, and Privacy
Keep your operating system current.
Many vulnerabilities can be prevented simply by keeping your operating system current. Configure your Windows PC to use Microsoft Update. If you have a computer running Microsoft Windows, the most reliable way to get updates from Microsoft is to use the Windows Update feature.
Configure your Mac to use Software Update.
If you have a computer running Mac OS X, the most reliable way to get updates from Apple is to use the Software Update feature.
Malware (malicious software)
Malware (short for "malicious software") is a term used to describe numerous types of hostile or unwanted software, including viruses, trojans, worms and spyware.
How to get rid of Malware: Run antivirus software
Note: For faculty and staff, if you suspect that you have a malware on your laptop or desktop, please call the Technology Services Help Desk immediately at x7887.
An important step to protect your computer against malware is to install and run reputable antivirus software that checks for malware in real-time. Such software is able to prevent, detect and remove malware that it is aware of.
Keep in mind that new malware is released all of the time and no software designed to detect it is 100% effective so be careful what sites you visit, what software you install, what files you open...and keep your operating system and software current.
Read this important information about phishing; you don't want to compromise your personal information.
Note: For faculty and staff, if you suspect you're receiving a phishing scam; please do not forward the phishing email scam to email@example.com, instead call the Technology Services Help Desk immediately at x7887
For faculty and staff please configure your email to forward your Spam email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and for student they don't have to worry about this since Google has a very good system on tracking spam emails.
Always back-up or save work on a USB flash drive. We can't guarantee that a USB drive left in the lab will still be there when the owner returns to claim it. While lost and found USB drive may be turned in at the the Technology Services Help desk, it is difficult to identify an unlabeled USB's so make sure you put your name on all your media devices.