Information Technology helps protect the privacy, confidentiality and integrity of Salisbury University resources and data through a combination of technology and awareness.
SU’s Information Technology Department recognizes and actively participates in this national endeavor to raise information security awareness. Each week during the month of October, we will share valuable security tips to help you stay secure in cyberspace, covering a variety of topics including phishing and social engineering, mobile device security, social media safety, and malware prevention.
Visit https://twitter.com/SUInfoSec and follow us @SUInfoSec. We’ll be posting a variety of tips and other informative links throughout the month.
Information security is our shared responsibility, so please join us in our efforts to create a more secure campus community!
Any email you receive that claims to be from the IT Help Desk or an IT Administrator that asks you to provide your SU account username or password should be questioned as to its validity even if it appears to be coming from an SU account. If you have a question about the authenticity of an email, or if an email appears to be suspicious, you should call the Help Desk to confirm prior to clicking links, replying or submitting any information.
Because of the increased delivery of malware, viruses and ransomware through compressed (zip) files and executable (exe) installer files, IT removes those file types from emails sent to @salisbury.edu email addresses from external email addresses. If you need to receive a zip or exe file from a trusted sender and are unable to receive the file as an attachment, see our Receiving Zip and Executable Files by Email guide for alternative options to receive those files.
As we depend more and more on our electronic devices as a means of communication, chances of our emails unintentionally being sent to the wrong recipient(s) are increasing. We encourage faculty and staff to add this Confidentiality Note to the signature of their email, both within Outlook and on any device(s) that may be set up to send and receive SU email.
This message may contain confidential information intended only for the use of the person named above and may contain communication protected by law. If you have received this message in error, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, copying or other use of this message is prohibited and you are requested to delete and destroy all copies of the email, and to notify the sender immediately at his/her electronic mail.