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10 Quick Tips to Be Secure
- Never give your password to anyone and if you must, write it down and put it in a secure place.
- Never use email to send confidential or sensitive information such as a password, social security number or credit card number. Email is just like sending it on a postcard!
- Always log off of applications after you've finished using them.
- Secure your computer whenever you are away from it, such as by using Ctrl-Alt-Del to lock your computer.
- Use up-to-date antivirus software and don't disable it. McAfee antivirus software is available for download by Longwood University students, faculty and staff in the Software Library.
- Ensure that your operating system and other software is up-to-date with patches and security updates.
- Be cautious of unexpected e-mail, instant messages or other electronic communication. Stop and think before you click a link, open an attachment or send a response.
- Remember that all official virus alerts will originate from the Information Security Office or User Support Services.
- Remember you are responsible for all actions originating from your computer and/or your user account. You should familiarize yourself with Longwood University's Acceptable Use of IT Resources and Systems policy.
- Report all IT security incidents by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling User Support Services (x4357). Visit our Report a Security Incident page to learn more.