Information Security Web Site (InfoSec)
Is Your Information secure?
Attacks on both Macs and PCs are more aggressive, sophisticated, and prevalent than ever. Information Technology's (IT) Information Security Web site is an educational resource designed to help you stay informed and secure. Resources, such as security videos, online courses, and web articles, connect you to basic information as well as cutting edge strategies. Our printable security checklists give you a simple "roadmap" of the most important practices you should follow to safeguard your computer and information.
Computer Security Checklists
Are you doing everything you should to keep your computer and information secure? Click below to print and complete a checklist that will help you identify the steps you need to take in the most important areas of computer security. Each checklist also contains links to informative articles, tutorials and videos. Start with the Passwords checklist followed by the checklist for your operating system (OS).
Security Awareness & Learning Resources
When it comes to computer security, what you don't know can hurt you. Information Technology has put together a collection of resources to keep you informed.
The US-CCU has setup a guildelines web site for those who need to travel with a laptop. Click here to view them. The U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit (US-CCU) is an independent, non-profit (501c3) research institute. It provides assessments of the strategic and economic consequences of possible cyber-attacks and cyber-assisted physical attacks. It also investigates the likelihood of such attacks and examines the cost-effectiveness of possible counter-measures.
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse is a non-profit consumer information and advocacy orginization. Some of their goals are to raise consumers' awareness of how technology affects personal privacy, providing practicial tips on privacy protection and document and respond to specific privacy-related complaints.
OnGuardOnline.gov provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.
StopBadware.org are committed to protecting Internet and computer users from the threats to privacy and security that are caused by bad software. They are a leading independent authority on trends in badware and its distribution, and a focal point for the development of collaborative, community-minded approaches to stopping badware.
The Looks Too Good To Be True.com website was built to educate you, the consumer, and help prevent you from becoming a victim of an Internet fraud scheme. While the Internet can be a safe and convenient place to do business, scammers are out there in "cyber world" targeting unsuspecting consumers. They offer Consumer Alerts and FAQ sections.
Take the SonicWALL Phishing and Spam IQ Quiz. Chances are that in the past week you've received an e-mail in your inbox that pretends to be from your bank, e-commerce vendor, or other on-line site. Hopefully you've realized that many times this e-mail is fake - a phishing or spam e-mail. The sender (phisher) of these fake e-mails wants you to click on the link in the e-mail and go to a phishing Web site - which will look just like the Web site of the company being phished. Once on the phishers Web site they hope to obtain your account, financial, credit and even identity information. Of course not every e-mail you receive is a phish. In fact you should expect your bank or e-commerce vendor to send you legitimate e-mail. But how can you tell the difference? Well that's what the Phishing IQ test is all about - give it a try.