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Training and Awareness
You Don't Have to Wrap It Up to Give It Away!
Tips for Protecting Yourself
- Always use passphrases on your computer.
- Longer passwords with letters and numbers (and special characters if supported) can help to keep your data safe.
- Lock your computer when you step away.
- On Windows, press [Windows + L].
- On Mac, press [Control + Shift + Eject] or [Control + Shift + Power].
- Never share your passwords with anyone.
- No VCU official or employee will ever ask you for your password.
- Use updated anti-virus and anti-spyware tools, plus a firewall.
- VCU provides anti-virus software for use on- and off-campus.
- All widely-available consumer operating systems (Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux) provide built-in firewalls. Just make sure that they're turned on!
- Back your data up.
- Use a trusted, reputable online storage company, or officially-provided VCU network storage space.
- Consider encrypting your data.
- Handle information with care.
- Be careful when handling, transmitting or storing sensitive or regulated information.
- Be aware of theft.
- Lock your doors and keep your personal belongings with you
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