Sensitive Data Storing
It is vitally important that we protect all sensitive data that is stored on our computers, whether that be personal data or data stored on behalf of the College. Advances in technology have created new ways for criminals to obtain sensitive data, and we must continue to be vigilant to make it as difficult as possible for anyone to attain sensitive information.
- If you do not need to store the sensitive information, do not have it on your computer.
- Make sure your computer is protected with a strong password(s).
- When entering your personal or financial information on a website, make sure that the website is encrypted and secured. Check the address line in the browser window for an address that starts with https://. This shows that the website is secure.
For more information:
How to Recognize a Spoofed Website: http://www.microsoft.com/protect/yourself/phishing/spoof.mspx
Steps for Web Protection: http://support.microsoft.com/?id=833786