Keep your operating system, antivirus software, and firewall up to date.
Information about the staff.
Finding and protecting sensitive data can be challenging. FIND_SSNs is a tool developed to help discover sensitive data on systems. Find_SSNs searches for U.S. social security and credit card numbers. It may help individuals and organizations find sensitive numbers in files on computers.
An important step in the risk assessment process is identifying the risks that might occur within your department.
The IT Security Office is publishing a quarterly newsletter to discuss news and events in the world of VT IT Security. Below you will find the archives of the "IT Security Quarterly Hot Sheet". Newer items will be at the top with older items descending from there.
Don't get hooked. Virginia Tech will never ask for you personal information through email.
Virginia Tech has many Policies and Standards related to IT.
Information about the material and resources that the IT Security Office provides.
Risk assessments are an important part of protecting IT assets and information. The IT Security Office provides information and forms for conducting a STAR risk analysis.
Comparison of Scanning Products
Mobile technologies such as tablets, smartphones, Google Glass, etc. have become useful tools to help carry out many of the computing task previously handled by desktop and laptop computers. Users must realize that mobile technologies need to be treated as any other computer resource.
Who viewed your Facebook profile last night? Was it an old friend, a perspective employer, or worse.
Properly surplusing computers and electronic storage devices helps protect Virginia Tech data from being exposed. Learn more about how to properly surplus your equipment.
TrueCrypt is an open source encryption solution that is easy to use and works on Windows, Mac, and Linux. It can be obtained by visiting www.truecrypt.org and can be a useful tool to help protect Virginia Tech data.
Many public Wi-Fi spots are not secure and users should be aware of the risk.