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Top 5 Tips

1. Always use strong passwords

  • Stronger passwords are harder to guess therefore increasing security
  • Don’t leave passwords on post-it-notes
  • Change passwords regularly

Password Tips

2. "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.

3. 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.

4. Back up critical files

  • Always make a copy of critical files so you won't suffer a catastrophic data loss. Make sure the copy is kept in a secure location.

5. Avoid being cracked or jacked

  • Encrypt your portable devices.
  • Don't attatch devices to unknown networks or computers.
  • Avoid using open networks.
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