ISS Tech Bytes
Celebrating National CyberSecurity Month
Volume 4, No. 19
The 2010 motto is “Our Shared Responsibility.”
Snag this image above and “share” in the celebration.
Here’s a quick list of resources and actions to 1) raise awareness and to 2) help keep you and Cal Lutheran “cyber-safe.”:
· ALWAYS lock the computer desktop when leaving your work station.
(PC: Control/Alt/Delete keys; Mac: Apple menu/Sleep option)
· Find out how to make your social networking activities safer at this link: Social Networking Safety Tips.
· Enhance your cyber-safety by checking out these Mobile Safety Tips.
· Contact the Help Desk (email or phone [805.493.3698]) immediately regarding any cybersecurity concerns that arise.
· Add the 2010 cybersecurity banner logo (note the subtle animation)--alongside the CLU 50th celebration logo--to your email signature block for the month of October.
· Review all five Tech Byte issues this month to keep stride with cybersecurity issues (Note: each Friday in October will be celebrated with a new Tech Byte related to cybersecurity).
· Locate more information about the 2010 cybersecurity awareness campaign by visiting Stay Safe Online.
This Issue’s Techno Term:
Term: Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS)
Definition: A system for transmitting and receiving information across the Internet. An "S" added to the HTTP prefix in a Web address indicates the site is equipped with an additional security layer. Such sites typically request that "visitors" provide a password or other means of authentication to access the site. HTTPS is often used for sites that accept payments online or when accessing classified information.
Example in a sentence: When asked to provide personal information online, such as a credit card number, always look for https in the URL before submitting information. If this protocol is not there, the site is not secure--and neither is the information submitted.
If you have questions or need assistance, please call the Help Desk at (805) 493-3698 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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