Santa Clara University

Information Security Office

Don't End Up In Quarantine

What you can do to keep your work intact and your identify safe!

Computer Quarantine

Email promises of free gifts or chances to win prizes usually connect to sites that download adware, spyware, or viruses to your computer. Never open email attachments or click on URL’s from people you don’t know or in messages you didn’t expect.

Network Quarantine

Spyware and adware slow down your computer and can send information about you across the Internet. Prevent and remove adware and spyware by installing anti-adware / spyware software on your computer.

Personal Quarantine

Once you post information on social networking sites, that information is no longer in your control. Personal information like pictures, class schedules, addresses, and phone numbers posted on social networking sites like Facebook, LiveJournal, or similar sites can potentially be used by stalkers.

Physical Quarantine

Peer-2-Peer file sharing networks are frequently the source of adware, spyware, viruses—and jail time! Avoid jail by sharing only authorized and licensed music, movies, software, or games on Peer-2-Peer networks.

Quarantine Your Password

If you provide someone else with your username and/or password, you put both yourself and your personal information at risk. Since sharing your SCU password is also a violation of University policy, you can also be held responsible for anything that may happen as a result of sharing your username and password.

For more information, visit SCU Student Technology Services.

Information Security Office, 1-408-554-5554, iso@scu.edu