Online Privacy Tips

The Internet touches almost all aspects of our daily lives. We are able to shop, bank, connect with family and friends, and handle our medical records all online. These activities require you to provide Personally Identifiable Information (PII) such as your name, date of birth, account numbers, passwords, and location information. #BeCyberSmart when sharing personal […]


Phishing attacks use email or malicious websites to infect your machine with malware and viruses in order to collect personal and financial information. Cybercriminals attempt to lure users to click on a link or open an attachment that infects their computers, creating vulnerability to attacks. Phishing emails may appear to come from a real financial […]

Creating a Better Password

Creating a strong password is an essential step to protecting yourself online. Using long and complex passwords is one of the easiest ways to defend yourself from cybercrime. No one is immune to cyber risk, but #BeCyberSmart and you can minimize your chances of an incident. SIMPLE TIPS: Creating a strong password is easier than […]

October EAPHelplink seminar – Mental Strength

Online Seminar: The Mental Strength Workout | Available on Demand starting Oct. 20th Learn skills and strategies to exercise the power of your mind and increase your mental fortitude. YOUR EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM – Available any time, any day, your Employee Assistance Program is a free, confidential benefit to help you balance your work, family, […]

Social Media Cybersecurity

Now more than ever, consumers spend increasing amounts of time on the Internet. With every social media account you sign up for, every picture you post, and status you update, you are sharing information about yourself with the world. How can you be proactive and “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart”? Take these simple steps to connect […]

Identity Theft and Internet Scams

Today’s technology allows us to connect around the world, to bank and shop online, and to control our televisions, homes, and cars from our smartphones. With this added convenience comes an increased risk of identity theft and Internet scams. #BeCyberSmart on the Internet—at home, at school, at work, on mobile devices, and on the go. […]

IT Policy Updates – October 2020

The following IT policies have been updated and approved by the October session of President’s Cabinet: IT Acceptable Use Policy (IT.PO.100) – This policy sets forth the principles that govern appropriate use of systems and information technology resources at Georgia Highlands College (GHC). This policy serves as a general framework for the information security program […]

A How-To Guide for Multi-Factor Authentication

SIMPLE TIPS: Have you noticed how often security breaches, stolen data, and identity theft are consistently front-page news these days? Perhaps you, or someone you know, are a victim of cyber criminals who stole personal information, banking credentials, or more. As these incidents become more prevalent, you should consider using multi-factor authentication, also called strong […]

Cybersecurity While Traveling

In a world where we are constantly connected, cybersecurity cannot be limited to the home or office. When you’re traveling— whether domestic or international—it is always important to practice safe online behavior and take proactive steps to secure Internet-enabled devices. The more we travel, the more we are at risk for cyberattacks. #BeCyberSmart and use […]

IT Policy Updates from September 2020

The following IT policies have been updated: IT Email Policy (IT.PO.180) – The purpose of this policy is to define the security, privacy, and oversight expectations for official GHC email systems. This update clearly describes the security limitations of email, GHC’s responsibility to balance email privacy with our responsibility to protect state resources and comply […]