Security Highlights for Students
The beginning of a sophisticated cyber attack usually starts with a phishing scam. A phishing scam is a social engineering attack that utilizes phone call, email, social media or text message to trick a victim into disclosing information that he or she would normally not disclose. The end goal of phishing scams is usually the theft of login credentials such as usernames and passwords. Armed with the username and password of an individual, a cyber adversary can then masquerade as the victim, steal his or her personal information protected by those credentials.
Downloading Using the VCU Network
Protecting Your Personal Devices
Other Security Tips
Visit the Security Awareness and Training site for more tips on how to protect yourself and your identity.
VCU Information Technology Policies, Standards, Baselines and Guidelines and General Information Security
Please review the Student Email Standard.