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Security Tips

Protecting sensitive data is everyone's responsibility. To increase awareness of careless online habits and to assist in creating good practices, the InfoSec Team offers these security tips. Please contact the team at for more information or if you have any questions regarding the security of your personal information.

General Security Tips
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Secure Your Computer & Protecting Your Information Important information on how to keep your computer and sensitive information safe and secure.
Security (or lack of it) on the Internet Learn about spam and phishing on the internet and how you can secure your computer to minimize them.
If you suspect that your account has been compromised... Learn about what to do when your account has been compromised and how to prevent future compromises.
Password Guidelines Creating strong passwords for your accounts is just one step in securing your computer and information. Here are some tips and tricks on how to create strong and secure passwords.
Security Tips for Travelers Tips to help you be more secure before, during, and after your foreign travels.
Protecting Your Devices
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Securing Your Desktop Computer Take these precautions to secure your desktop computer and to protect it from viruses and other compromises.
Setting Up Encryption (Windows/Mac) Learn about how to encrypt sensitive data on your computer.
Best Practices for Laptop Users Important practices to keep in mind when using or traveling with a laptop.
Securing Your Smartphones Information on how to protect the information on your smartphone.
Securing your iPad or Tablet Device Information on how to protect the information on your tablet.
Protecting Sensitive Data
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Protect Against Phishing Protect yourself against phishing scams.
Protecting Sensitive Information at UH This article contains guidelines on how to secure any personal or sensitive information on the UH system.
Security of Web Transactions Information on web transactions and how to safely submit private information on the internet.
Securely Deleting Electronic Information Simply deleting is not enough - learn about how to permanently erase information on your devices and storage media. (more info)
Security Brochures
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My Other Computer Is Your Computer Learn how to protect your information from cyber criminals.
Get SMARTS For Your Mobile Device Find out how to keep your mobile devices safe.
Confused About Phishing? Learn how to S.E.A.R. the phish.
Security Presentations
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CyberSafety Learn how to protect yourself in our digital world.
Identity Theft Find out how to avoid identity theft.
Responsible Computing Everyone needs to be responsible in practicing safe computing.
Secure Management The management and storage of sensitive information.
Think Before You Click Learn how to protect yourself from phishing, malware, and other threats.
ITS Brown Bags An open discussion on information security at UH.