The following PDF explains much of what you need to be aware of when it comes to security awareness on campus and off. Please review and follow up by going to the CUNY Central website at https://security.cuny.edu for the most current details on security awareness.
The attached PDF has helpful tips for safeguarding against cyber attacks and helping you become more aware of what to do in order to minimize and or avoid compromising your personal or professional data.
As you may be aware of there is a 90 password policy on all systems that require authentication for access. Since the policy was instituted York has attempted to make the process easier by implementing a self service approach to password resets and changes. The attached PDF covers the steps involved in changing your password as well as completing your challenge questions for future changes.
When you walk away from your computing device if it does not already have a self locking profile you should always, "Lock It When You Leave It" in order to avoid unauthorized access to your data.
The link here is to our yearly reminder for everyone regarding compliance with the Chancellor's office and the University CIO regarding any system, reports and business processes that contain and /or use non-public University information.
While email attachments are a popular and common way to send and receive documents, they are also a common source of viruses and spam. While our ProofPoint appliance blocks most spam in email, and our virus detection software will screen most malicious attacks caution should still be used when opening attachments, even if they appear to have been sent by someone you know. This PDF from the US-CERT department outlines general guidelines that are part of best practices when it comes to security awareness with email attachments.
Notification was sent November 20, 2014 to entire campus regarding malware making rounds
CUNY Central update as of 12-18-2014
Security awareness training is recommended for all computer users at CUNY. This comprehensive online course will benefit your understanding of protecting non-public university data as well as personal data for computers and wireless devices. Please click on the link provided below in order to take this 30 minute course. All new employees must take this once employment begins.
Read this important message from our Vice Chancellor and University CIO on the increasing security issues affecting all CUNY's colleges.
Office of Information Technology Services Cyber security information for safeguarding and using private, sensitive information and state resources.
These are some helpful best practices on using passwords
Please be aware that using web based applications outside of those hosted by York College increases exposures to your ability to protect data and confidential information. It is imperative that best practices and University guild lines are followed when creating accounts and establishing passwords. This document serves to remind all students, faculty and staff using YC Cardinal Mobile App not to use the same password as your York email or York network account. Please follow the instructions below if you need to reset your password in the YC Cardinal Mobile App.