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Five Steps You Can Take to Improve Cybersecurity

Quick Start Guide to the Five Steps You Can Take to Improve Cybersecurity

1.Back up your data and store a read-only copy offline

2.Use the campus anti-malware tool on Windows, OSX and Linux machines

3.Use approved campus email services — Office 365 or Gmail (where authorized), using your Active Directory credentials

  • These services enable sophisticated techniques to detect phishing and other attacks that make email much safer.

4.Make sure your servers, desktops and laptops are set up to automatically apply security updates

5.Use two-step logins (e.g., multi-factor authentication (MFA) tools like DUO) for your servers and make sure they are behind university firewalls

Visit assure.ucsd.edu or email ccr-support@ucsd.edu for guidance