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General Information It is important to keep Windows files secure. These steps will show how to create and secure a Windows file share. Also, how do you do the first step for the Windows 7 & Windows 8 Operating Systems. 1. Open the Search feature by pressing "Windows + S" or by...
Article Id: 8033
Category: Security Tips & Advice

IT Policy Statements: Quick Reference NOTE: This is an abbreviated list of commonly referred to Policy Statements. This is NOT a comprehensive list. For details on ALL IT Polices & Laws,...
Article Id: 10744
Category: Security Tips & Advice

Data Classification Data at LSU can be classified into three categories (Confidential, Private or Public). Confidential data has a high level of sensitivity. Private data has a moderate level of sensitivity. Public data has a low level of sensitivity. Each category carries a different level of access and reputation risk. PS06.20...
Article Id: 14852
Category: Security Tips & Advice

Find, Copy & Paste the E-mail Message Header -- Note: The LSU IT Security and Policy (ITSP) Team has deployed PhishMe Reporter, an application that provides users the ability to report suspicious e-mails to the ITSP team quickly and efficiently. All applicable e-mail headers are included in the alert sent to ITSP....
Article Id: 14922
Category: Security Tips & Advice

Most phishing scams can be avoided by sticking to these basic principles: 1. Treat ALL LINKS as if they are suspicious. (Links include Web Addresses & URLs) 2. Log in with your LSU PAWS ID at official lsu.edu...
Article Id: 17107
Category: Security Tips & Advice

Federal Trade Commission "Take Charge: Fighting Back Against Identity Theft” United States Department of Justice Identity...
Article Id: 6984
Category: Security Tips & Advice

LSU Campus Community Members: IT security professionals worldwide have been tracking the development of a massive botnet [1] since January of 2007. This botnet has experienced exponential growth since January and has compromised over 1.7 million machines worldwide. The “zombie” machines are being used to send large...
Article Id: 5564
Category: Security Tips & Advice

To Check to See if Automatic Updates are Enabled for Windows 8.1: 1. Open the Run window by holding Windows Key + R in your Keyboard. It will appear at the left hand side of your screen.
Article Id: 17617
Category: Security Tips & Advice

Computer viruses are an ever-present threat to your computer's safety. Successful defense against viruses requires diligence on both the system and end user levels. Although the server here at LSU filters viruses, the end user should add another layer of protection on his/her computer by installing additional anti-virus...
Article Id: 16
Category: Security Tips & Advice

Frequently Asked Questions What are viruses? Viruses are malicious programs which when executed on a computer produce an undesired effect. While this effect may not be noticeable, often viruses delete or corrupt files and incorporate means to spread themselves. Commonly, viruses are spread through email and instant messaging...
Article Id: 137
Category: Security Tips & Advice