Information Technology Security

We aim to inform you about what information security is, how it effects you, and what you can do to ensure your computing systems are safe.

Security Tips – ASU Computing Services

Cyber Security: What is “Malware” and leave scam trolling to the experts…

We have all heard the term “malware” bandied about. Here is the explanation from the experts at the SANS institute: Have you ever wanted to reply to the Nigerian Prince with a fortune to share?  Here are some tips from the expert:

CS Maintenance for Thursday, 10/19, 2017 & Cyber-Security Awareness Month Post #3

Beginning at 9:00 PM, campus PCs will receive updates to Windows and Java. All PC users are encouraged to log off and leave their computers on when leaving work today to aid in the installation process. Also beginning at 9:00 PM, Computing Services will be performing maintenance on several back-end systems. There will be minimal […]

Cyber Security: Don’t get rained on in the cloud!

Don’t get rained on in the cloud!  Follow these tips on data security in the “cloud” from the experts at the SANS Institute: Be aware of “what is being shared with whom” and try not to be in more than one place at a time on Tuesdays…

CS Maintenance for Thursday, October 12, 2017 & Cyber-Security Awareness Month Post #2

Beginning at 9:00 PM, campus Mac computers will receive updates to Safari, Chrome, Office and Flash. All Mac users are encouraged to log off and leave their computers on when leaving work today to aid in the installation process. Also beginning at 9:00 PM, Computing Services will be performing maintenance on several back-end systems. There […]

Cyber Security: Don’t be like Billy, Jennie, or Betty

Don’t be victims like the folks in this video!  Be thoughtful.  Regular updates, common sense, and backups all come into play when avoiding trouble in today’s modern computer driven world. ASU Computing Services computingservices@adams.edu 719-587-7741

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

It seems a day hardly goes by without word of a breach of credit card, health care information, or accounts breached. All ASU Faculty and Staff are stewards of student, employee, and institutional data and must take steps to protect it.   National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) celebrated every October – was created as a […]

Beware of phishing attempts targeting the ASU campus

It has been a while since Computing Services sent a reminder regarding phishing and scam emails. Phishing emails are malicious emails where the attacker will pose as a legitimate organization to attempt to trick you into clicking on malicious links, download attachments, and could possibly lead to disclosing your personal information. Following are the steps […]