Information Technology Security for Students

When you begin college,you are probably on your own for the first time. You are taking on new responsibilities,making your own decisions,and becoming part of the campus community. There is an important role that you can play in your college's cyber security efforts that combines these elements of responsibility, decision-making, and community.

You use your computer almost daily, for homework, research, social networking, online purchases, and more. The Internet is an amazing tool that provides both opportunities and risks. It is a source of endless information, but must be used with good judgment(or any network), what you do online could have impact not only on your one computer but other students and the network as well.By combining up-to-date security tools with good judgment, you and your college community are much less likely to encounter a security violation, loss of data, or system problems.

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In the field of computer security, phishing is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Communications purporting to be from popular social web sites, auction sites, online payment processors or IT administrators are commonly used to lure the unsuspecting public.

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Interested in Cyber Security?  Join the Louisiana Info-Sec Community in the 2011 Initiative - Tiger Trap 2011 Cyber Security Challenge.  www.tigertrap.org

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