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A GUIDE TO PROTECTING YOUR COMPUTER & PERSONAL INFORMATION

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW?

The Department of Information Technology (DoIT) is responsible for safeguarding John Jay computers and networks from security breaches. We at DoIT are proactive in protecting the college’s computing assets with regular systems upgrades, software patches, anti-virus software, etc. However, if you install spurious software or applications such as games, music or videos either from an untrusted source on the Internet or from infected media such as a flash drive or CD your computer can get infected and become compromised.

Hackers who gain control of on campus computers then use them to further attack other computers or the entire network system of the College. In most cases the focus of these hackers is to extract confidential data they can use for financial gain. It is important that as a technology user at John Jay you understand the responsibility you share with DoIT to protect against this ever present threat.

SECURITY STARTS WITH YOU! DO YOUR PART!

The most important component of good computer security for the John Jay Community is not a firewall or some network security device but your understanding of what risks exist and what you can do to safeguard yourself and others against them.

AWARENESS IS YOUR BEST DEFENSE! EDUCATE YOURSELF AND EDUCATE OTHERS!

WHY WORRY ABOUT COMPUTER SECURITY?

PROTECT AGAINST VIRUSES

MINIMIZE UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO YOUR ACCOUNTS OR COMPUTER

PROTECT AGAINST SPYWARE

PROTECT YOURS AND OTHER’S PRIVACY ONLINE

PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS FROM IDENTITY THEFT

DATA SECURITY AT JOHN JAY

WHAT TO DO IF SECURITY PROBLEMS OCCUR?

CUNY INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICE

OTHER HELPFUL COMPUTER SECURITY SITES



INFORMATIONAL VIDEOS: (Source: New York State Office of Cyber Security)

INFORMATIONAL PDF:


If you have any comments, suggestions or questions, please contact the Department of Information Technology at helpdesk@jjay.cuny.edu or call (212) 237-8200. Thank you!



LINKS

CUNY Information Security Website

CUNY Security Procedure  (pdf)

CUNY Wireless Security  (pdf)

CUNY Datacenter Security (pdf)

Private Information Advisory V07182006 (Word Document)

Data Privacy and Security (Power Point Presentation)

  

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