Information Security

Information Security Awareness Resources

The statistics are alarming:

  • Since 2014 security breaches increased by 67%.
  • Cybercrime is $1.5 trillion economy.
  • A ransomware attacks occurs every 14 seconds.
  • 60% of Americans report they or an immediate family member have been victims of a fraud scheme.
  • 95% of Americans are concerned about businesses collecting and selling Personal Information.
  • 1.16 billion email addresses and passwords were exposed in a single massive breach in 2019.
  • By 2020 there will be roughly 200 billion connected devices.

The more you know, the safer you are. A little knowledge and common sense can go a long way toward keeping you safe on the internet. We have curated the following resources to help navigate the complex world of internet security.

Oliver Schinkten, staff Instructor at LinkedIn Learning has created the following course to help students protect themselves by understanding the nature of Internet-based threats and learning about the protection options and tools built right into most web browsers and mail systems.
Information Security: Internet Safety for Students

Phishing and other fraudulent E-mail is the primary vector for malware, viruses, and fraud. Do not click on any attachments or links in an email unless you know they are safe, always use multi-factor authentication when it is available, and always keep your technology up to date. To learn more about Phishing and other fraudulent E-mail, please visit the link below.
Scams, Phishing and Other Fraudulent E-mail