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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a time to remind everyone to renew their vigilance to fend off cyber criminals and others who try to steal, disrupt, or perform other malicious digital acts. What can you do? #BeUAlbanyCyberSmart. Follow these simple tips to protect your information and make them part of your routine.

Fight the Phish

Phishing emails remain one of the top threats. Report suspicious emails using the Phish Alert button. What's suspicious? Be especially alert for any request with an unusual sense of urgency for any personal information (password, credit card, etc.)

Some emails are annoying, such as unsolicited newsletters or advertisements, but are not malicious. Block these yourself instead of using Phish Alert.

Keep all devices updated and secured

Know how to manage the security setting and updates on your mobile devices, personally owned computers and UAlbany issued computers:

2-Step Login with Duo

The University has seen a significant reduction in the number of compromised accounts since we began using 2-Step Login with Duo. Use these tips to make Duo as mobile as you are:

Secure your data

ITS provides Microsoft OneDrive, on-campus file storage and other methods to protect files and other important information.

Microsoft OneDrive has several options for sharing files securely.

Have strong passwords

Strong passwords are a critical way to protect your information.

Know the rules

Make sure you understand University policies and standards for information security.

Need more help? Contact the ITS Service Desk.