The Security Center provides UMass President's Office staff members with the resources and tools to help keep your UMass accounts safe. 

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Security Awareness Training

Self-paced training for employees on security essentials, including data protection and phishing scam awareness.

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Policies, Procedures, and Standards

Access University-wide security policies, procedures, and standards.

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Identify and Report Phishing Emails

Learn about what phishing is, how to protect yourself, and why good security practices are important.

Tips for Working Securely from the Office or Home

  • Use two-factor authentication when available to ensure that only you can access your account.
  • Use passwords with a mix of numbers, upper/lower case letters, and at least 10 characters.
  • Never use your work passwords for personal logins.
  • You are a target to hackers so be careful what you click.
  • If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
  • Don’t trust email from people you don’t know.
  • If your anti-virus warns you, believe it!
  • Don’t broadcast Bluetooth and/or Airdrop information; it’s an open invitation for hackers to attack your devices.
  • Be cautious when using public Wi-Fi, and use your phone as a mobile hotspot or connect via VPN whenever possible.
  • Always lock your computer when leaving it unattended; don’t just wait for the screensaver to automatically lock the screen.
  • Don’t leave your laptop or phone unattended in public.
  • Safeguard personal identifiable information online and off. (Remember to shred!)
  • Don’t trust public computers ever!
  • Backup your data.
  • Use UMass authorized storage options such as Dropbox, for securely storing and sharing files.
  • Do not share passwords or accounts requiring login.