It is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Protecting your password privacy is your digital responsibility, but protecting the privacy of your institution is also part of your digital citizenship. Too many times we are stopped from work because of another scam email or alerted to a possible threat to the institution’s servers. Malware is used to monitor and steal information and can cause your device to crash. It can be difficult to remove. Knowledge is power. Information about malware and how to prevent or possibly remove it can be found in this government article.
Using an added login process strengthens the security of your accounts. One-factor authentication requires your password, but two-factor authentication requires an additional step to log in. This added process makes it harder for unwanted attacks on yours and Sul Ross State University’s sensitive information. This method, (2FA) typically requires a code being sent to your phone or email to authenticate the user after your initial login/password process. Read more about 2FA and future changes that may be added to login security to your accounts here at Sul Ross State University to require two-step authentication.