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Secure Communication

Keep your online communications secure to keep your identity safe.

There are multiple cyber security workshops taking place throughout the month of October. Register today!

When Shopping Online or Entering Confidential Data

  • http vs. https: Look for “https” in the browser address bar and the security lock icon in the bottom right corner.
  • Make sure that the website you are entering your information on protected by VeriSign.
  • Identity theft Prevention
    • SSL –Secure Socket Layer
    • WEP –Wireless Encryption Protocol
    • SSH –Secure Shell

Email Security

  • Do not automatically display or run scripts.
  • Do not download files unless you know what they contain.
  • If possible, avoid HTML based email and click to display the HTML format only if you trust the sender.
  • Viruses can forge email addresses.
  • Adelphi’s Office of Information Technology deters approximately 150,000 email threats per day (about 80%-90% of the daily messages that come through our servers).

Browser Settings

  • Adelphi IT recommends Firefox and Chrome browsers. Ensure that your browser is up to date with the latest version and regularly apply security patches.
  • “Trusted Sites” setting should be kept to a minimum
  • “Active X” Controls are often not necessary

Wireless Connections

  • Always use Encryption.
  • Hot Spots: Do not use financial or sensitive information or send passwords across public wi-fi hot spots.
  • Go to wireless connectivity instructions for Adelphi.
 

For further information, please contact:

Office of Information Technology
p – 516.877.3340
e – helpdesk@adelphi.edu
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