Santa Clara University

Information Security Office

Tip Of The Day

  • » Plugins

    Every plugin or add-on you install in your browser can expose you to more danger. Only install the plugins you need and make sure they are always current. If you no longer need a plugin, disable or remove it from your browser via your browser's plugin preferences. Read More »
  • » Mobile Apps

    Only install mobile apps from trusted places, and always double-check the privacy settings to ensure you are not giving away too much information. Read More »
  • » Never Give Your Password Over the Phone

    Never give your password to someone over the phone. If someone calls you and asks for your password while saying they are from the Help Desk or Tech Support team, it is an attacker attempting to gain access to your account. Read More »
  • » Lock Your Mobile Devices

    The number one step for protecting your mobile device is making sure it has a strong passcode or password lock on it so only you can access it. Read More »
  • » Forwarding Emails

    When you forward an email to others or copy new people to an email thread, review all the content in the entire email and make sure the information contained in it is suitable for everyone. It is very easy to forward emails to others, not realizing there is highly sensitive information in the bottom of the email that people should not have access to. Read More »
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