The Office of Information Technology provides many services to keep UA students, faculty and staff safe online.
Learn the red flags of phishing attempts to avoid being a victim.
Top Security Tips
Do not share sensitive data
- Do not share personal information via email.
- Do not open email attachments from sources you do not trust.
- Back up your devices regularly.
- Do not click on internet pop up ads or videos, especially on social media.
- Keep your browser and operating software up to date.
Keep passwords private
- Do not share passwords, and change your passwords often.
- Longer passwords are stronger passwords. We recommend 12 or more characters.
- Use multi-factor authentication, like Duo for all of your online accounts. Gmail, Yahoo and iCloud all offer multi-factor authentication.
- Do not display passwords on or near your computer.
- Store passwords in a secure and encrypted environment like LastPass.
Be smart with your smart phone
- Enable secure access and have a password, pattern or biometrics to unlock your screen.
- Delete emails that contain confidential information.
- Report a lost or stolen phone.
- Do not store confidential information in your phone such as PINs or credit card information.
- Beware of location tracking in your device.
Only join secure wifi networks that require a password
- Faculty/Staff should use a VPN to connect to the UA network when off campus.
- Do not pay bills, access bank accounts or shop online over public WiFi.