Keep your operating system, antivirus software, and firewall up to date.
Information about the staff.
Account recovery options are essential in the case that your account is compromised (or if you forget your password).
In order to change your Virginia Tech Gmail password, you must follow steps through your VT account.
Microsoft Office has a built in feature allowing users to easily encrypt documents. This is available for versions 2007 and newer.
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. more info
An important step in the risk assessment process is identifying the risks that might occur within your department.
The IT Security Office has published 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. more info
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.
The launch of Windows 10 has resulted in some electronic privacy concerns. ITSO recommends some general privacy settings for users who routinely work with sensitive data and also as a good baseline for all Windows 10 users.
If you forgot your password, there are steps you can follow to reset it.
Information about the material and resources that the IT Security Office provides.
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. more info
Who viewed your Facebook profile last night? Was it an old friend, a perspective employer, or worse.
Many public Wi-Fi spots are not secure and users should be aware of the risk.