Security Training

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Strengthening the cybersecurity of CWRU is everyone’s concern, and requires fuller knowledge and improved efforts from all to make it happen.

To better inform the community, foster best practices in protecting data and confidential information and safeguard the interests of the university and its constituents, the Information Security Office presents the following materials—courtesy of the SANS Institute—intended to be reviewed by all community members on a quarterly basis.

As a major research institution, CWRU handles a lot of sensitive information. Learn the right methods to access, process, transfer, archive and destroy data.

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Social engineering attacks try to trick you into giving up confidential information. Find the best defenses to protect yourself.

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Know the red flags that should tell you when to seek help for a hack attack.

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Trojan horses, worms and other malware can infect anyone’s computer. Discover the best ways to stop it.

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Phones are open to attacks just like computers. Strengthen your mobile security with these simple tips.

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There are some easy but important steps to stay safe on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks.

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Criminals can get hold of personal information and use it to customize targeted attacks against individuals. Be vigilant for attacks specifically made for you.

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Passwords are the key to all of your information. Make them strong and keep them safe from everyone.

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Know the signs of, and how to protect against, “phishing attacks”—a specific kind of social engineering threat.

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Web surfing carries risks for all users. Arm yourself with best practices for safe searching.

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CWRU maintains practices, processes and procedures to ensure safe and secure credit card transactions.

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