Security awareness is an important step to not only protect the university’s resources, but personal resources as well.
Enable a password screensaver:
Always take steps to prevent unauthorized access to data on your PC. At all times, users must ensure that private and sensitive information is not disclosed to unauthorized individuals who do not have a legitimate reason for access to the information.
A password-enabled screen saver helps to protect the information displayed on the computer screen, stored on the computer's hard drive and the information that is accessible from your computer when you walk away from the desktop computer.
Creating Strong Password
Keeping in mind, your password should only be easy for you to remember, not easy for others to guess. Example: Phrase: Mary Had A Little Lamb - Password: M1H2A3L4L
This would make your password harder for someone to figure out, but easy for you to remember.
Example: Phrase: God Bless America - Password: G11B22A33
Virus, Trojan and Worm Protection
All Faculty, Staff and Students are required to keep the Virus Scan software installed on their computer, this is not optional. This software has been installed for protection from viruses, Worms and Trojan. The software has been installed and is one that meets University policies. Periodically, IT will supply update patches to keep your software up to date to enhance protection.
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Downloaded files are to be virus scanned before installing.
Never opening an unknown email files attachment.
Always delete suspicious emails as soon as they appear in your inbox.
Never use your KSU Email address when registering on internet websites, unless University business is being conducted. This will cut down on SPAM (unsolicited commercial email)
Never provide your email address to “unsubscribe me” website, this only confirms you have a valid email address, this may even cause you to begin receiving even more SPAM mail.
Place unknown senders on your Junk mail list or delete these messages.
Make sure your firewall is turned on.
Have Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware Software installed on your PC.
Safe-guard personal information
» CWID Number
» Social Security Number
» Credit Card Numbers
» Drivers License Numbers
» Phone numbers in conjunction with personal data
» Personal Bank Information
Never send sensitive files or personal information over the internet, unless you know your Internet connection is secure. Remember, a determined hacker can get your unsecure information, don't just hand it to them.
Remember to always log off secure systems (Email, SIS, HRS, ADS and Active Directory)
Log your PC off at the close of business, rebooting will give your computer make your system more stable.
Software may not auto save, save files, documents and other needed data periodically for your protection.
A jump drive is a good way to save data and store files, documents, pictures and other material.
Flash drives memory range varies, (8 MB to 1 GB or more).
The are many manufactures of jump drives, that vary in size color, shape.
Equipped with internal passwords for added protection if lost or stolen.
If used with Windows XP, no driver is needed. When the device is plugged in it is recognized as a new hard drive.
Easy way to move files, data and pictures from on PC to another.
Not intended for use as a system backup.
For technical support questions or to make a service request call the helpdesk at 597-5733. To place the service request yourself click: Submit Service Request.