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Information Security Update for Students - Fall 2015

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 students are subscribed to receive this communication.

Student update  |  October 2015

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. You 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. read article

Smartphones and tablets will continue to be targets for cybercriminal attacks. Due to the growing usage of mobile devices worldwide, web threats are no longer limited to conventional PCs. App stores now serve as the sites for software download, while mobile apps serve as programs we download onto our mobile devices. It's a shift in platform but with the same threat scenario. Users who download from app stores may end up downloading malware instead. Because of this, mobile apps have become the new frontier for threats. read article

These days, social media comes with great responsibility, whether you're just starting college or finishing up your graduate degree. The fact is, irresponsible social media conduct could potentially ruin your education and negatively impact your career, not to mention hurt others in the process. But most of those consequences are preventable, often with just a little foresight. 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 bringing you events, ideas and stuff to raise cyber security awareness across the university and ultimately help us all protect ourselves from and know how to respond to cyber incidents. read article

Identity theft is an ever present and growing concern, both at ASU and beyond. ASU takes your security and that of your personal information seriously. To ensure you have the best protection, we have partnered with AllClear ID to provide you with complimentary identity repair assistance. read article

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

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.