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Information Security Office

Tip Of The Day

 
  • » Two-Step Verification

    Two-step verification is one of the best steps you can take to secure any account. Two-step verification is when you require both a password and code sent to or generated by your mobile device. Examples of services that support two-step verification include Gmail, Dropbox and Twitter. Read More »
  • » Kids and Education

    One of the most effective methods you can use to protect kids online is to talk to them. The younger you start talking to them, and they to you, the better. Hold regular conversations about online safety issues, even going so far as to show them actual negative events that have taken place. If you don't know what your kids are doing, simply ask. Play the clueless parent and ask them to show you what the latest technologies are and how they use them. Quite often, kids love the idea of being the teacher and will open up. Read More »
  • » Bluetooth

    Turn off Bluetooth if you are not using it on your computer or device. Not only does this make it more secure, but it also saves battery life. Read More »
  • » Browse With Encryption

    When browsing online, encrypting your online activities is one of the best ways to protect yourself. Make sure your online connection is encrypted by making sure HTTPS is in the website address and that there is a green lock next to it. Read More »
  • » Shopping Online

    When shopping online, always use your credit cards instead of a debit card. If any fraud happens, it is far easier to recover your money from a credit card transaction. Gift cards and one-time-use credit card numbers are even more secure. Read More »
 
Information Security Office, 1-408-554-5554, iso@scu.edu