Information and Tips for Remote Users
One of the strongest protections the University relies upon is the campus network itself. When connected to the wired or wireless network, users benefit from systems that monitor and block various threats. These can range from bad actors trying to get in to malicious software trying to get out. The safety provided by these systems is naturally not available when users are off campus. With the recent shift to a remote lifestyle for most of the University community, I would like to share some ways to stay secure.
Stop. Think. Connect.™
STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ is a global online safety awareness campaign to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online. It was developed by a coalition of private companies, nonprofits and government organizations. Below are some of the key tips they promote in this campaign.
Recognizing Social Engineering Attacks
The following comes from an edition of the security awareness newsletter, OUCH!, published by the SANS Institute called, "Social Engineering."
Keeping Personal Data Private
Many of us work with personal data at some point. In almost all scenarios where we work with this data, we are required to practice care and diligence in keeping it private and secure. The information below explains this type of data and our shared responsibility to protect it.
What about the University VPN?
In general, the use of a VPN will provide additional protection to your data as it goes across networks and the internet. However, the University-specific VPN service will only provide this protection for communications going to University resources. Its primary use is to enable external access to restricted resources such as servers, databases, or select pages within iPeople.