With spring break behind us and summer break just around the corner, now is a great time to think about what you are doing to secure your data and devices. Are you vigilant about creating unique passwords and not sharing them or writing them down? Do you have passcodes on your mobile devices? Are you cognizant about what you post online and why?


If you answered yes to these questions, chances are, you have taken part in our “Get with IT” campaign. Throughout out the 2012-2013 school year, the Information Technology department has worked hard to bring you updated information on data security threats, and what you can do to protect yourself from them. We have written articles on topics including phishing scams, copyright infringement, social engineering, mobile device security, cyberbullying, and more. We would like to thank Horizons and its commitment to sharing this information with our campus community throughout the year. Complete copies of our articles can be found in their entirety at: ERNIE>Information Technology>Security>Security News.


We have also partnered with industry leaders such as the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Anti-Phishing Working Group to bring you informational handouts and colorful posters that are downloadable and available for use through ERNIE. The most popular documents that our students, faculty, and staff members have remarked about are the tip sheets, which cover topics like how to keep a clean machine, how to protect personal information, and how to be a good online citizen. To access these documents, go to ERNIE>Information Technology> Security>Get with IT.


Don’t forget that there’s more. You can access a myriad of information relating to data security and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s best practices online. Just go to: ERNIE>Information Technology>Security. Don’t forget to click on and download your free antivirus software for home use in the Viruses/Malware section of our site.

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