Working Remotely, Securely
October 8, 2020


Dear Colleagues,

Now that the first several weeks of the semester have passed, ITS would like to take this opportunity to review a few basic cybersecurity topics – especially those most relevant to working remotely.

First, there are a few simple things you can do at home to improve your cybersecurity posture.

In light of the current pandemic, phishing attacks against remote workers have increased considerably. Consequently, it is more important than ever to be mindful when using email.

Protecting confidential information is paramount. Although ITS has implemented data loss protection policies in both Outlook and OneDrive, please make sure that you are not emailing or sharing files containing confidential information.

Lastly, it is crucial that one protects their account and password.


If you have any questions regarding this advisory, please feel free to email the Office of Information Security.