Eastern Michigan University
Cyber Security Awareness
The Cyber Security Awareness Committee (Cyber SAC) is working to increase awareness of cyber security issues and to integrate security best practices into the culture of the University.
The CyberSAC group has decided to focus on three key aspects of security awareness and best practices. The three themes are:
Think before you click. Be a click-skeptic!
- Phishing is a major security problem for YOU and for the University. Between November 2012 and July 2013 more than 400 accounts were compromised at EMU. Although the University provides some countermeasures against phishing, your best defense is to think before you click! Be smart and skeptical about the links you follow and where you type in your EMU credentials. Explore this section to learn more about phishing and how to spot phishing attacks.
Think before you post. What does your online posts say about you?
- The things you post online can speak volumes about you that could be used in cybercrime against you or perhaps even come up in that next job interview. Information on your public Facebook page might be used by a cyber-criminal to "reset your forgotten password" and possibly steal money from you or damage your reputation. Your best defense is to think before you post! Explore this section to learn more about managing your online identity.
Think before you type. Be smart about choosing passwords and protect your identity!
- Your password may be all that stands between a thief and your online accounts. Change your password regularly. Pick passwords that are tougher for cyber-criminals to crack. Your best defense is to think before you type! Explore this section to learn more about good password practices.
In addition to these areas of focus, users are encouraged to protect themselves - and their data - by locking their computers whenever they leave their area. Visit http://www.emich.edu/it/security/data/ to learn how to easily secure your computer.
Division of Information Technology
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Ypsilanti, MI 48197