Cyber from the Break Room to the Board Room
Week 2: October 10-14, 2016
As we move further into the Information Age, we must recognize a shared responsibility to make cyberspace a more secure environment for ourselves and others. There are things you can do right now to protect fellow students and colleagues from online risks by becoming a cybersecurity advocate in your home, office, and the community.
- Check for identification and ask individuals to identify the purpose of their visit to your workplace.
- Report broken doors, windows, and locks to your organization or building’s security personnel as soon as possible.
- Back up or copy sensitive and critical information and databases.
- Keep an inventory of your most critical equipment, hardware, and software.
“Lock it when you Leave it”
- Your work may contain sensitive information and it is your responsibility to keep it safe, especially in a shared workspace. Lock your computer and mobile device screen or log off if you are stepping away.
- Never leave sensitive information open, unattended and/or unprotected.
Avoid being cracked or jacked
- Encrypt your portable devices.
- Don't attach devices to unknown networks or computers.
- Avoid using open networks.
Protect confidential information
- Never provide student information to anyone besides that student; this includes when posting grades, returning papers or talking to parents. Student education records are covered by FERPA.
- Encrypt confidential information before transferring it to another person or device.
Please visit the CIS Information Security Awareness page for more material. Here you will a CUNY 30-minute interactive video (Adobe Flash required), and other orientation material.
The Hunter website also has a page linking to CUNY CIS Information Security policies and procedures