Protect yourself and the university by following simple guidelines and best practices for information security. Remember, your password protects your grades and/or financial information — not just your email.
Cybercriminals use “phishing” scams in the guise of official communications, faked invoices, too-good-to-be-true job descriptions and the like to smuggle malicious software (“malware”) onto your device or get you to give out your personal information.
Never click on a link in a suspicious email. Know when to ignore, delete or forward a suspicious email. Ignore and/or delete messages indicating that your email account reached its "Quota" or there is a need to "Update" or "Verify" your account. Please forward suspicious emails to email@example.com, allowing [U]Tech staff to stop the spread of these emails across campus.
Note: [U]Tech will NEVER ask for your password or personal information. If [U]Tech requests action from you (e.g., password change), the [U]Tech correspondence will direct you to a specific website and/or refer you to the appropriate CWRU contact for assistance.
Learn more about these scams at securityaware.case.edu.
Software for Security
Visit softwarecenter.case.edu to download an anti-virus program for your protection and VPN software to secure your connections.