Cybersecurity is Everyone’s Responsibility

OIT’s Security Team works to protect the sensitive information of UA students, faculty and staff. You play a role in protecting our information. Review the resources below.

Cybersecurity Tips

  • Do not share sensitive data and do not share passwords.
  • Do not open email attachments, or click on links, from sources you do not trust.
  • Back up your devices regularly.
  • Keep your operating system, browser, and other software up to date.
  • Longer passwords are stronger passwords. We recommend 12 or more characters. 
  • Use multi-factor authentication, like Duo, for all of your online accounts. Gmail, Yahoo and iCloud all offer multi-factor authentication. 
  • Store passwords in a secure and encrypted environment like Keeper
  • Be smart with your smartphone. Enable secure access and have a password, pattern or biometrics to unlock your screen.
  • Beware of location tracking in your device.
  • Regularly review social media privacy settings to know who can see your information and posts.
  • Faculty/Staff should use the UA VPN to connect to the UA network when off campus. Do not access sensitive information over public WiFi.
  • Report phishing emails in Outlook.