Knowing the facts is your first defense.
Information security refers to the protection of data. It is concerned about where data is stored and how it moves through networks. It protects both digital and physical data from intruders.
Cyber-security is a subset of Information security, It involves protecting digital data by preventing, detecting, and responding to attacks. Another subset, network security, protects data sent through computer and other devices to networks.
Everyone Is At Risk
- End users are the weakest link. Seemingly small acts of negligence can compromise network security on campus.
- Mobile phones and email phishing scams are especially prevalent threats
- Forced downtime can cripple campus functions
- Attacks cause loss of trust by users
Protect Yourself. Stay Safe. Learn More.
- Campus information security policy (Approved by Executive Council December 4, 2012)
- Election hacking: Is it a threat?
- Secure your password: Change it frequently and never share it
- Keep backup files of all important information on your computer
- Never open e-mail messages or attachments from unsolicited sources. Doing so can expose your system to destructive viruses.
- Never give out private information to unsolicited e-mails or telephone calls. In this way you’ll protect yourself from fraud, hoaxes, and "phishing" scams.
We’ve Got You Covered
SUNY Plattsburgh has an intrusion-prevention system in place, which allows us to prevent numerous cyber threats to our network and systems, and to you, our faculty, staff, and students. We invite you to contact us with your questions and concerns.