2020 saw a major disruption in the way many work, learn, and socialize online. Our homes are more connected than ever. Our university is more connected than ever. With more people now working, instructing, and learning from home, these two internet-connected environments are colliding on a scale we’ve never seen before, introducing a whole new set of potential vulnerabilities for users.
This is week two of Cybersecurity Awareness Month and we will focus on steps UND departments and users can take to protect internet-connected devices for both personal and professional use.
Cybersecurity Tip: Lock Down Your Log-In.Create long and unique passphrases for accounts and use multi-factor authentication (MFA) wherever possible. MFA will fortify your online accounts by enabling one of the strongest authentication tools available, such as biometrics or a unique one-time code sent to your phone or mobile device. Use password managers to generate and remember different, complex passwords for each of your accounts. For more cybersecurity tips, visit the UIT website.