Apr 152013
 

Do you know what to do if your ECU computer is stolen? What if you actually respond to a phishing email? These two scenarios and more are termed a security incident, and it’s important to report them to the IT Help Desk.*

The term, security incident, is any computer, network or paper-based activity which could result in misuse, damage, denial of service, compromise of integrity or loss of confidentiality of the ECU network, your computer (which is connected to the ECU network) and data (paper or digital).

Threats, misrepresentations of identity or harassment of or by individuals using these resources can also result from a security incident.

It is important that all incidents, whether benign and accidental or malicious and deliberate, be reported so that appropriate resolution is undertaken with the least data loss or compromise.

Security incidents you are required to report include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Lost or stolen computer or smart device
  • Lost or stolen files containing sensitive information
  • Unauthorized access to sensitive information
  • Unauthorized access to your computer
  • Compromise of your ECU user account passphrase
  • Compromise of your personal computer
  • Unauthorized use of your user account
  • Unauthorized access to your locked office or files
  • Unusual activities on your computer or network
  • Unauthorized scans of your computer or the network
  • Accidental disclosure of personally identifiable or sensitive information in response to a phishing scheme
  • Virus, worm or Trojan horse activity on your computer
  • Disclosure of sensitive data, including paper disclosure, email release or inadvertent posting of data on a website
  • Suspected information technology policy violation

To report any security incident, call the IT Help Desk 252.328.9866 or 800.340.7081. If you’re unsure whether or not an activity is a security incident, call the IT Help Desk who can help make a determination.


*Do not call the IT Help Desk if you receive a threat to yourself or others. Report any threats to yourself or others to the appropriate law enforcement agency.

 

Jan 092013
 

Data Privacy Month is an annual EDUCAUSE effort to empower people to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint, as well as escalate the protection of privacy and data as everyone’s priority. This year’s Data Privacy Month Planning Task Force selected weekly themes for the higher education community to focus on. Several free Webinars will also be offered throughout the month of January.

View the month’s schedule of live Webinars at EDUCAUSE: www.educause.edu/dpm.

Register at the EDUCAUSE Live Web site with either your EDUCAUSE account or your e-mail address by visiting http://www.educause.edu/conferences-events/educause-live-webinars.
Register for this webinar
Webinar Overview: Do you really want everyone to know you are out alone at midnight by “checking in” at your local donut shop? Do you use your phone for banking, without password protecting the device?

This free hour-long Webinar will outline the steps you need to take to protect your data privacy when using a mobile device.