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Fall 2013 Student Newsletter

This newsletter is part of a series of e-mails designed to inform you about information security at Arizona State University that is required by different governing bodies. All students are subscribed to receive this communication.

Student update  |  October, 2013

Each school year Arizona State University is required to inform the student body about the Higher Education Opportunity Act on Peer to Peer (HEOA-P2P) file sharing. Students may not be aware of what it means to violate copyright, trademark or patent laws, so here is a quick crash course in understanding HEOA-P2P. Specifically, you need to know, and ASU is required to tell you that unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject you to federal civil and criminal liabilities. In plain English, this means if you download (DL) or distribute media you are breaking the law. read article

At ASU we care about your safety not only on campus but also online. Our lives are so interconnected that we sometimes forget the basics of cyber security. Here is a quick video with 10-tips on how to be web-wise, connect with care, protect your personal information, and keeping it clean, complex, and encrypted will keep you safe and sound cyber security threats. read article

How well versed are you with ASU's wireless connections? Currently there are two wireless networks publicly visible on all of ASU's campuses and they are "asu" and "asu guest". In addition to these there is now a secret and safe wireless network named "asu_encrypted" that is not normally visible. ASU recommends all devices use the "asu_encrypted" network as it protects your data and sensitive information being transmitted wirelessly. read article

Cyberspace is woven into the fabric of our daily lives and the world is more interconnected today than ever before. We enjoy the benefits and convenience that cyberspace provides as we shop from home online, bank using our smart phones, and interact with friends from around the world through social networks. The Information Security Office (ISO) is committed to raising cybersecurity awareness across the university to protect against and respond to cyber incidents. read article
GetProtected News is the official news letter for the Information Security Office at Arizona State University. GetProtected News is published by the Information Security Office. Submit items to infosec@asu.edu or call (855) ASU-5080.