Security Tips - Stop, Think, and Connect
Protect Yourself from Identity Theft Refund Fraud
Secure Filesharing using Filelocker
The Information Security Advisory Council approved Filelocker as a secure file sharing application that facilitates easy file sharing between users and promotes secure data sharing habits. Filelocker allows you to share files with other people both inside and ouside of Appalachian State University. This is a web-based secure file sharing opiotn using https encryption for confidential data.
Don’t Get Phished!
Phishing email messages are designed to gain financial or confidential information from the recipient. Email messages usually look like they are from a trusted organization but contains a link that leads to a website that is a replication of the real site. Protect Yourself From Phishing Attempts.
Report Phishing Attempts to ITS
If you receive an email that asks for your personal information, do not respond. Attach the header text file to an email message and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More Information on Phishing
Protect your Computer, your Information, and your Identity
- Don’t click on links in email or instant messages that you are not expecting.
- Links in email and IM can be used to spread computer viruses to your computer and others on the Appalachian network.
Guidelines for Preventing Accidental Data Exposure
- What Constitutes Confidential Data
- Four Computing Habits that Keep ASU Data Secure
- Data Protection Toolkit
Don’t Use Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Applications
Those who illegally share or download copyrighted material such as MP3s are subject to legal and disciplinary action. Don’t risk it!
Protect your Personal Information
Be wary of entering personal or financial information online. You will never receive an email from Appalachian requesting your username or password.
Consider how you are presenting yourself on Facebook and other social networking sites and configure your privacy setting accordingly.