Cyber Security Awareness at Medgar Evers College
Information Security Awareness at Medgar Evers College – September 2013
All Students, Faculty and Staff are encouraged to take this 30 minute Security Awareness Course.
Free Anti-Virus software: The University has made available free anti-virus protection for all CUNY students, faculty and staff. You are encouraged to log into the CUNY Portal (www.cuny.edu) to obtain your single free copy of the software to protect your home computer or laptop. Keeping your home computers up to date with anti-virus software will prevent the spread of viruses to your portable USB drives and other media.
Upon logging in the CUNY Portal, click CUNY eMALL at the top of the page.
On the CUNYeMALL page > click Software > select McAfee > Start Shopping, > click More Software. Choose McAfee Virus Scan Enterprise for your Windows machine or Virus Scan for your Mac.
Follow the instructions to download the program. Secure your computer. Check that your anti-virus and anti-spyware software are running properly and are receiving automatic updates from the vendor.
Upgrade your browser. Upgrade your Internet browser to the most recent version available. Review the browser’s security settings. Apply the highest level of security available that still gives you the functionality you need.
Protect all devices that connect to the Internet: Along with computers, smart phones, gaming systems
Plug & scan: “USBs” and other external devices can be infected by viruses and malware. Use your security
software to scan them.
Protect Your Personal Information.
Secure your accounts: Ask for protection beyond passwords. Many account providers now offer
Make passwords long and strong: Combine capital and lowercase letters with 6-8 digits of numbers and symbols to
create a more secure password.
Unique account, unique password: Separate passwords for every account helps to thwart cybercriminals.
Write it down and keep it safe: Everyone can forget a password. Keep a list that’s stored in a safe, secure
place away from your computer or use an online password application.
Own your online presence: When available, set the privacy and security settings on websites and apps to your
comfort level for information sharing. It’s ok to limit how and with whom you share information.
Protect Yourself from the Dangers and Penalties of Copyright Infringement
Connect with Care.
Be Web Wise.
Back it up: Protect your valuable work, music, photos, and other digital information by making an