Cyber Security Awareness Month: Working Remotely

Posted on 10/5/2020 2:21:33 PM

While we work online from home during these uncertain times, you should follow these tips in order to have a safe online experience.

  • Familiarize yourself with Zoom security features and use them. More information can be found on Securing Your Zoom Meetings.

  • Connect to the VPN (vpn.iup.edu), and Remote Desktop into your IUP computer. Data and network access stays within IUP and keeps IUP’s network security safety nets in place.​

  • Do not store work data and information on home computers or personal devices. All data on the IUP network drives (e.g., H: and O: drives) is secure and backed up.

  • Make sure your computer’s operating system and applications are up to date. Software updates provide security fixes to protect you and your device from cyber threats.

  • Make sure your computer has anti-malware software installed. Contact the IT Support Center if you need to install anti-malware software on your personal laptop or computer.​

  • Don’t use personal accounts for IUP business. Remember that IUP email is the official means of communications.

  • Create unique and strong passwords for all your accounts and devices.

  • Do not store printed paper documents with sensitive information at home.​