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.

SSN Leak Prompts Safety Reminders

SSN Leak Prompts Safety Reminders

The recent unintended sharing of some SSNs at USU is a reminder that we all need to know what Private Sensitive Information (PSI) we have and use on the job, and how best to protect it.

Keeping Track of Different Passwords

Keeping Track of Different Passwords

When hackers get into a well known system and obtain passwords, they often get enough information to try some of those same passwords on other systems. You can thwart them and protect yourself, by using different passwords for different purposes.

Computer Security Threats

Do you allow Macros in Word and Excel?

Do you allow Macros in Word and Excel?

If you get email containing an unexpected docx or xlsx attachment, the attachment might contain a malicious macro. Don't let the macro run on your computer!