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Why you should care about data privacy

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If you use social media, make purchases online, own smart devices, play games online, or do other online activities, you're sharing your data with others. The good news is you can control how your data is used.

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Simulated exercises help users identify, avoid phishing

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The U's Information Security Office routinely performs simulated phishing exercises to educate users on and increase awareness around phishing, a common technique criminals use to elicit personal information, install malware, and gain access to devices, networks, and systems.

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Fitness devices leverage consumer privacy to optimize health

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Although health wearables collect a lot of information beyond the scope of your fitness activities, increasing your risk during a data breach, there are still a few key ways to protect your data.

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President Randall approves revised information security policy

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The changes comply with the recently updated USHE Board Policy R345: Information Technology Resource Security and strengthen the university’s information security policy to address the present and increasing risks of cybersecurity incidents.

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Shields up! Protect yourself online with these simple steps.

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October, designated as Cybersecurity Awareness Month, is a good time to review the basics of cybersecurity — easy and common-sense ways to protect your data and devices from threat actors and cybercriminals.

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Explainer: Backup and Recovery Rule (4-004K)

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The Backup and Recovery Rule outlines the requirements for backup and recovery of the U’s information systems and data in the event of a natural disaster, system failure, ransomware, or similar disruption.

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Explainer: Log Management and Monitoring Rule (4-004J)

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The rule outlines the configuration, review, and IT security requirements for the log management and monitoring of the U’s information systems to help detect unauthorized activity, assist in IT security incident investigations, and protect the university’s data and information systems.

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Last Updated: 4/11/22