Online Training and Security Tips
We depend on YOU to help keep us secure! The resources on this page will provide basic Information Security training for our faculty, staff, and students.
The most prevalent security threat at GHC is phishing scams. Please remember that we will NEVER ask you for account-related information or other personal information via email (nor will any legitimate company such as PayPal, Bank of America, etc.) So, the next time you receive an email supposedly from ITS informing you that your “webmail quota has been exceeded”, or that we are “upgrading our servers and need your password”, please do NOT respond! You may report the phishing email to us using the Contact Us link on the left side. Be sure to check our ThreatWatch section for information regarding the most current phishing scams and security-related threats affecting our campuses. Carefully review the safety tips below. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
- Use strong passphrases and do not share them with anyone. Use a separate password for every account. In particular, do not use the same password for your work account on any other system.
- Use and regularly update anti-virus, and anti-spyware programs.
- Do not use your work email address as a “User Name” on non-work related sites or systems.
- Be cautious about all communications; think before you click. Use common sense when communicating with users you DO and DO NOT know. Do not open email or related attachments from un-trusted sources.
- Don’t reveal too much information about yourself on social media websites. Depending on the information you reveal, you could become the target of identity or property theft.
- Verify Location Services settings on mobile devices.
- Allow access to systems and data only by those who need it and protect those access credentials.
- Follow your organization’s cyber security policies and report violations and issues immediately.
- Learn to recognize a phishing website. Visit https://www.phish-no-phish.com to learn ways to identify a phishing website.
National Cyber Security Alliance
U.S. Department of Defense – Phishing Training – An interactive course on phishing. This course was designed for DoD employees, but is still very relevant for educational institutions. It provides clear and easy to understand instruction and all GHC employees are strongly encouraged to utilize this resource.
Information Security 101 – Security presentation from 2012 Fall In-Service