Computer Security

Protect Yourself and Your Devices 

When you registered your computer/laptop/pad/tablet/phone in BlueZone to connect to the USU network, you gained access to the abundance of information and services on the internet.  You have also exposed your computer to the mischief and hazards that abound on the internet.  You are your own first line of defense against those ills. You should follow the 8 Steps to Protect Your Computer provided by the IT ServiceDesk and learn here how to be an Internet Skeptic. When your defensive efforts fail, the IT Security Team may be your second line of defense.

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Internet Skeptic Blog

Stay informed on how to keep your computer, devices, and cyber identity secure.

Word Cloud of Phish Senders and Subjects

Word Cloud of Phish Senders and Subjects

Here's a visual summary of common words in phish message subject lines and what email host was used to send the message over the past two years.

Are You Protecting USU's Data?

Are You Protecting USU's Data?

Securing USU's confidential data is increasingly important. Regulations, fines, legal liability and the trust of our students and employees all demand our best efforts to protect confidential data.

Computer Security Threats

Evil Resumes

Evil Resumes

The hot scam is the application for a job or internship that contains a malware-delivering resume attachment.