Your best defense against cybercriminals is to build good security habits—IU has resources to protect yourself, your online information, and your data. Get information about phishing scams, cybersecurity while traveling, and what to do in case of identity theft.
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Think Before You Click
Beware the wolf in sheep’s clothing. Learn to avoid falling prey to email phishing scams and recognize, rethink, and report suspicious activity.Learn more about phishing
Teaching online and working from home are now a common part of our daily lives. Find out more about IU’s tools and resources for your online safety, from virtual networking, to securing your operating system.
- Find phishing education and training resources: phishing.iu.edu
- Learn email security fundamentals in a self-guided Canvas course:
- Install the PhishMe Reporter add-in for Outlook to report suspected phishing: kb.iu.edu/d/aogv
- Get more information about online safety at IU: informationsecurity.iu.edu
- Use the Knowledge Base to learn more about phishing: kb.iu.edu/d/arsf
Ensure your everyday online security—Information Security & Policy can help you:
- Build personal security habits to stay safe online.
- Learn how to protect your mobile devices before, during, and after travel.
- Make sure you’re sharing and downloading files securely.
- Know what to do if your personal information is compromised.
- Use a passphrase to secure your IU account.
- Reduce the risk of data theft or exposure.
- Perform scans to prevent against ransomware.
- Protect your social media accounts.
- Manage your web privacy.
- Two-Step Login (Duo) provides an additional layer of security and is required for all IU students, faculty, and staff. For best results, download the Duo app.
- IU-Notify alerts students and staff to immediate dangers via mobile device, land line, and email.
- Data Management protects IU student education records. The Critical Data Guide explains how to identify and store or dispose of sensitive data securely. The Data Sharing and Handling Tool provides guidance for storing, sharing, or disposing of institutional data.
- Use Zoom’s privacy and security features to prevent against Zoombombers.
- IU’s virtual private network (VPN) creates a secure connection between off-campus devices and the IU network, allowing access to online services and resources.
- The IU VPN connection is necessary to make a remote desktop connection from off campus.
- You do not need to use the VPN to connect to Canvas, Zoom, or Kaltura, or to read your email over the web.
- Use the VPN if you’re trying to access a service you can’t get to any other way, or your IT Pro has told you to use it.