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Information Security Update for Faculty & Staff

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 ASU faculty & staff are subscribed to receive this communication.

Faculty & Staff update  |  October 2014

Safeguarding ASU’s assets and information is of utmost importance to ASU. As ASU pursues research and discovery, the university must identify and invest in security controls that enable staff and faculty to protect ASU’s data from unauthorized access. Encryption is one of the Top 5 critical security initiatives at ASU. Faculty and staff need to implement encryption and other standard security requirements on all devices accessing the ASU network. read article

Phishing is a form of online identity theft in which fraudsters trick internet users into giving up their personal information. Because phishing is one of the most devious forms of identity theft, it is important for you to become familiar with various types of phishing scams to help protect yourself and help you educate your students. read article

As faculty and staff members of ASU, you have no doubt heard about the information security awareness training course, or at least seen the reminder on MyASU each year. The information Security Awareness Training course is mandatory for all ASU faculty members and staff employees. The latest Information Security Training Awareness course is now available on Blackboard. 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. Please visit getprotected.asu.edu/think for information on events, and to request or download additional cyber security awareness information for your department. read article

Don't get phished! - watch this short video for some tips on protecting yourself from phishers: http://links.asu.edu/phishingvideo

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