When you begin college, you are probably on your own for the first time. You are taking on new responsibilities, making your own decisions, and becoming part of the campus community. There is an important role that you can play in your college's cybersecurity efforts that combines these elements of responsibility, decision-making, and community.
You use your computer almost daily, for homework, research, social networking, online purchases, and more. The Internet is an amazing tool that provides both opportunities and risks. It is a source of endless information, but must be used with good judgment. When you log on to the campus network (or any network), what you do online could have impact not only on your one computer but other students and the network as well. By combining up-to-date security tools with good judgment, you and your college community are much less likely to encounter a security violation, loss of data, or system problems.
When online always remember to Stop. Think. Connect.