Category: Best Practice

Patch, Patch, Patch – You need to stay up-to-date

This week’s topic is Patch, Patch, Patch – You need to stay up-to-date The Tip There are going to be a lot of updates released in the weeks to come for your phone, your tablet, your computers… it is more

USB Flash Drive Security – It’s Important

USB drives are so pervasive in today’s world of technology, that it’s all too easy to become blasé to the many risks in using this very useful and ubiquitous technology. Risks inherent with USB Flash Drives fall into two broad

Password Managers – You should be using one

This week’s topic is Password Managers – You should be using one The Tip The majority of us use not-so-strong passwords, and reuse them on different sites. After all, how are you supposed to use and remember strong and unique

Phishing – Don’t get Hooked!

A good bit of information and infographic from Digital Guardian. Phishing attacks are by no means a new issue, but rather one that has plagued individuals and businesses for many years. In fact, the 2016 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report

2-Step Verification

This week’s topic is 2-Step Verification. The Tip It’s easier than you think for someone to steal your password Any of these common actions could put you at risk of having your password stolen: Using the same password on more

Passwords vs Passphrases

Welcome to the first in what we hope to make a weekly series of CyberSecurity tips. This week’s topic is Passwords and Passphrases. The condensed version is, “passwords are bad, passphrases are better”. This is a ‘b@dPas3Word!’. ‘This is a

World Backup Day – March 31st

World Backup Day is a global initiative to remind and teach people to properly and safely backup their files. At Nipissing University, we have our shared and home directories backed up daily to keep all our hard work safe. For

Security Reminder – Username and Password

The use of the same login name and password for access to different accounts and websites is strongly discouraged. If a website that you visit is compromised, the attacker will have access to the login names and passwords that were

How to Spot Phishing Scams

According to the Anti-Phishing Working Group​, up to five percent of recipients respond to ‘phishing’ attacks. In an effort to increase our online security, Technology Services strongly recommends the following: Be very suspicious of any email with urgent requests for

NU Online Security- Passphrases not passwords

In an effort to increase our online security, Technology Services requests that you to use a passphrase rather than a password wherever possible. This protects your access with short sentence rather than a simple word. Use a unique combination of

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