University networks must remain open to enable research and academic inquiry, and thus higher education is at increased risk for data breaches and potential identity theft. The LSU community must make every effort to protect its data, and must also be prepared to recover in the event of data disclosure. Over the last few years, numerous colleges, government agencies, and corporations have had to address the aftereffects of a data breach. As part of our mission, ITSP strives to mitigate the impact of a potential breach on the LSU community.
Here are several resources that can help you best protect yourself from identity theft, as well as information on how to recover should your personal information ever get compromised:
Links on identity theft and its prevention
US-CERT (United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team)
- Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks
- Choosing and Protecting Passwords
- Guidelines for Publishing Information Online
- How Anonymous Are You?
- Protecting Your Privacy
- Supplementing Passwords
- Understanding Anti-Virus Software
- Understanding Firewalls
- Understanding Website Certificates