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SecureIT provides training, information and online tutorials to help you protect your identity and devices. Ensure that your digital identity is properly safeguarded.

Tip of the Week:

Strangers On Your Computer May Attempt to Access Confidential Files. Never Let a Stranger Use Your Computer.

Strangers may attempt to gain access to your computer so that they can access sensitive or confidential documents. They may give you a reason that they need to use your computer, such as a personal favor. Anyone on your computer will have access to the files and systems that you have access to. You should never let a stranger access either your work or home computer.

Phishing

Phishing scams appear to originate from a trusted source to trick a user into providing information. The attacker can then use this information to access your accounts, gather additional private information about you, and make purchases or apply for credit in your name.

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Identity Protection

Identity theft is a crime in which an imposter obtains key pieces of personal information, such as Social Security or driver's license numbers, in order to impersonate someone else.

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Passwords

Your password protects you from unwanted access to your accounts. In combination with your userid, your password verifies who you are and also grants you access to protected resources.

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