Security

With more and more content online, it's important to educate yourself on basic security practices.  Below are some useful information in regards to computer and internet safety.

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month


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National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is recognized in the month of October.  NCSAM is designed to engage and educate public- and private-sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity in order to increase the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident.

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Keep Your Device Safe


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Hackers and malicious users are out there looking to gain access to your device and steal your data.  Find out some tips on how to keep your device and data safe here.

STAYING SAFE

The UH System offers free McAfee Anti-Virus software to all UH faculty, staff, and students (while they are enrolled).

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Password Recommendation


Password Recommendation

UHWO ITSD recommends the following when it comes to passwords:

  • Minimum of 8 characters
  • Contain a combination of upper case, lower case, numbers and special characters (e.g. !,@,#)
  • Use different passwords for different accounts

For more information on how to create and store your passwords, learn more here.

PASSWORD SECURITY

For added security, consider enabling multi-factor authentication (MFA) for your Google@UH accounts.

ENABLE MULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION

Cyber Fraud


 

Cyber crimes are causing billions of dollars in damages.  They employ different techniques to trick you into giving up your information.  Click the button below to find out what they are doing and how to possibly prevent it from happening to you.

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Security Tips


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Along with trying to hack your devices, thieves also try to steal information physically.  There are multiple ways for your Personally Identifiable Information (PII) to be stolen.  Check here to learn more about where and how thieves are looking to steal your identity.

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