Information Security is pleased to announce the following training opportunities for UNT community members:
Sit back and enjoy episodes of the funny Don’t Be Like Rick short TV series. Learn how to protect yourself from different online threats.
The following links go to the episode and select Register Now.
Specific terminology definitions used in the episodes are provided following the links.
Two-Factor Authentication - Or multi-factor authentication, is an electronic authentication method in which an individual is granted access to an application or website after successfully presenting two or more pieces of evidence to an authentication mechanism.
Pineapple Device - A spoofed internet connection that makes you think you are logging into an establishment's legit free Wi-Fi
OTP - One-time password is a valid password for only one login session or transaction on a computer system or other digital device.
You may be a great singer, but how are you at creating strong passwords? Take a few minutes to play this educational game to learn techniques to make secure and memorable passwords.
Click on one of the following links to be directed to the game and select Register Now.
Physical workspace security is essential. Many employees mistakenly think the only threat from hackers exists online, but protecting your physical environment is just as important to prevent security breaches.
Physical security is the last line of defense for keeping resources and information safe. Follow these tips to ensure your area is always physically secure:
An employee’s first defense line against a cyber-attack is often a strong, secure password, but having a complex password isn’t always enough. People tend to use the same password for multiple websites and organizations. However, if one of the websites where they used that password is compromised, all users' personal information becomes compromised. The hacker will have the person’s email address and password for all the websites and organizations used. To avoid this, use a different password for each account.
By following these tips, you can ensure your password is both safe and effective:
One of the first steps to becoming security-aware is recognizing one of the most frequently used tools in an attacker’s toolbox – Phishing.
Phishing is the act of a sender impersonating someone or something through email to get the email’s recipient to click a malicious link or open a malicious file attachment. By doing so, the recipient can inadvertently give an attacker access to and control of employee and organizational information and resources.
Spotting phishing emails is easy to do by remembering a few simple techniques and tips:
When in doubt, notify UNT System Information Security at firstname.lastname@example.org of any suspicious email. It is always better to be safe than phished!