As an institution of higher learning, North Carolina Central University encourages, supports, protects, and embraces freedom of expression to pursue scholarly inquiry and share information with the global academic community. To maintain a secure and reliable network, NCCU Information Technology strives to inform all NCCU employees and students of the policies, which govern the use of NCCU computing services and networks and encourage security awareness and prevention.
To ensure this the IT Security office promotes and ensures secure information technology systems, services, and programs on our campus. The overall goal of the IT Security office is to provide:
awareness and guidance related to the University's information asset and technology environment
proactive security analysis
risk management and mitigation
Not only is computer security the responsibility of the entire campus community, it is something everyone can master. It is also something anyone who uses the Internet must master. Hackers, identity thieves, scammers, and online criminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated. That means you need to be equally adept at fending them off. Make sure you check out the tips below.
Do you think you or NCCU at risk, click here and take the test.
IT Security Tips & Guides
Antivirus - visit the software repository in myEOL to download free antivirus software to your personal computer that is connecting to the NCCU network.
If you have witnessed on of the following incidents make sure you report them by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
a loss or theft of devices or media containing sensitive data
a university Web page displaying inappropriate content
distribution of malicious software on NCCU computers
potential unauthorized disclosures of sensitive data (data not typically available to the general public)
Make sure you include the following information in your email.
Your phone number
Type of incident
Date and time of incident
Location of incident
If you would like to report a spam message, please ensure that you attach the original spam message.
Open Microsoft Outlook
Draft a new email to email@example.com
In your Inbox, highlight all the spam message
Drag all the highlighted spam messages to the new email
Send the email to firstname.lastname@example.org
This process is necessary because it keeps the original message, so the sender address of the spam can be located. You may receive an email response from messagelabs.com stating that the spam message has been received.