Faculty & TA Resources

Where to Start

It is critical to cover the basics. Most attacks and incidents can be prevented by taking simple steps to protect yourself and your data.

The first and best thing you can do to secure yourself and your data – secure your accounts with Multi Factor Authentication (MFA)

Increase awareness

Create your own personal plan

Have a plan for when things go wrong

Work securely when remote or traveling

Be vigilant about ransomware and phishing

For devices, at a minimum:

  • Use supported versions of operating systems.
  • Patch and update the operating system and software/applications with respect to
    security vulnerabilities.
  • Have fully enabled, automatically updating anti-virus software for Windows computers
    where possible.
  • Protect devices with a strong password and/or biometrics.

A Comprehensive Approach

If you are protecting more than yourself and your data, such as a research lab, it is important to implementation protections appropriate to the level of risk.

Cyber Security Framework

  • Identify and manage security risk- know what you have, why you have it, and the risk
  • Protect using reasonable and appropriate controls that directly mitigate risks
  • Detect when things the protections fails
  • Respond quickly to minimize impact
  • Recover and get back to work

Resources and References

Protocols, projects or collaborations with other countries

If you are working with people or data from other countries, you may have other obligations. Here are a few common ones:

Working with Service Providers

It is your responsibility to ensure Service Poviders meet the University standards and any contractual or sponsor obligations.

Getting Help