2018 was a year full of major global technology security breaches and concerns. There’s no reason to expect 2019 will be any different. There are, however, ways you can protect yourself and reduce the risk that your personal data and accounts will be compromised. As part of Data Privacy Day, here are some NYU IT resources and articles that will help you stay safer online.
- Connect‘s Technology Security category features a number of informative security-related articles that will help you learn about everything from phishing scams to watering hole attacks, identity theft, and much more.
- Subscribe to NYU IT’s Security Alerts blog for timely alerts and updates about security risks and scams that could affect the NYU community, as well as tips, how-to’s, and instructional material. Some notable posts for Data Privacy Day include:
- If you ever think one of your NYU accounts or passwords has been compromised, contact the NYU IT Service Desk. They can help you troubleshoot issues, take basic mitigation steps, and put you in contact with a specialist from the Office of Information Security. It’s always a recommended best practice to change any password you think may have been compromised. For password best practices, please see Under Lock and Passphrase.