Category Archives: Security Awareness

SMU’s Password Reset Tool

This mini-webinar by IT Help Desk Consultant Zach Peterson show you how to enroll and use SMU’s password reset tool.  

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Free & Easy Cloud Backup Solutions

As each semester comes to a close, I like to take stock of all of the documents I’ve written over the last few months and make sure they are backed up. There are plenty of options available to backup and … Continue reading

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What’s Your Crash Plan?

Did you know that SMU has a backup service for University owned, primary computers? CrashPlan Pro is a software application that Faculty and Staff can install on Windows, Macintosh and Linux platforms via LanDesk. After installation, it performs a complete … Continue reading

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Identify Online Shopping Scams

By Rajat Shetty During the holiday season, Cybercriminals’ potential victims are often caught up in the frenzy of shopping, finding the best deals, and acting quickly to take advantage of limited offers. Email and social networks are clogged with sales … Continue reading

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Security Training

This October as a part of Information Security Awareness Month we are offering an online training for SMU Faculty and Staff. The training only lasts about 30 minutes; however, it is filled with valuable information that can help protect you … Continue reading

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Last Week of Information Security Awareness Month

This is the last week of Information Security Awareness month. All training content is posted within Blackboard to simplify the process. It requires about 30 minutes to complete the course. However, you do not have to complete all the videos … Continue reading

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Mind Reader tells Bank Account Numbers

It’s alarming what information anyone can find online if they have the right tools. Be cautious of what you share online. Watch this video to see what this “mind reader” knew about his clients. Click here. For more information about … Continue reading

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Physical Security

by George Finney Physical Security – Technology can only help us so much when it comes to protecting University owned assets.  People are always our first line of defense.  This means not leaving your laptop unattended at a coffee shop … Continue reading

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Sensitive Information

by George Finney The University requires a large amount of sensitive information in order to keep running.  From needing banking information in order to pay employees or requiring social security numbers in order to provide loans to our students, this … Continue reading

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Password Protection

by George Finney Password Protection – For accounts that may give you access to sensitive information, you should have a stronger password than personal accounts like Facebook.  If you suspect it has been compromised or shared with someone else, change … Continue reading

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