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OIT offers a broad range of services and tools to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the university’s information and technology resources. OIT provides services such as data protection and encryption, authentication systems, antivirus software, firewall management, network monitoring, and training on various cybersecurity topics.

Why Cybersecurity Matters

We are all digital citizens living, working, and communicating in an online environment. In a world where so many of our activities and interactions can take place online and in cyberspace, it is critical that we recognize our individual responsibility to be aware of security issues and educate ourselves on cyber security threats and defenses. We are all responsible for practicing and promoting cyber security.

Basic Cybersecurity Checklist

Basic steps you can take to start protecting yourself from cyber threats:

  • Create and use strong, unique passwords
  • Install anti-malware/anti-virus software on your computers and devices
  • Update operating systems, anti-malware/anti-virus software, application software, and mobile apps
  • Use screen locks & passcodes on your devices
  • Back up your content
  • Think before you click!