Be Smart About Security

The Internet is not all about fun and games (or watching cat videos). Viruses, worms, identity theft, phishing, hacking and other similar threats are now a fact of life. Any unprotected computer is vulnerable to attack and information theft. Information security is about protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your information.

Tips for Protecting Your Information

ITS will do everything we can to protect the sensitive information of our Brandeis community members. But, we need all the help we can get. Here are some ways you can be smart about safe computing:

Secure Your Computer

It is very important to keep all of your computer software updated and to protect your computer with site-licensed security tools that are freely available to all members of the Brandeis community.

Protect Confidential Information in Your Custody

Some information that you may deal with during your time at Brandeis is confidential, sensitive and/or regulated as to how it needs to be protected. Brandeis is required by law to protect certain categories of information about individuals including health records, student records, records about human subjects, and some financial and employment records.