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 8 or more characters.
- Use multifactor authentication. (DUO)
- Do not display passwords on or near your device!
Be smart with your smart phone.
- Enable secure access and have a password, pattern or fingerprint 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 GPS 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.
Review PrivacyRights.org for the latest security news and tips.
Privacy Rights also offer direct assistance to victims.
Check out IRS.gov for guidance if you suspect tax fraud.
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