No matter what your role at Penn State, learning best practices for keeping yourself safe online, how to spot malicious email messages, and how to keep your devices secure can benefit you. Our information security training will teach you all of these things in a short, engaging format. All newly-hired faculty, staff, and researchers are required to take the information security training within 30 days of receiving their access accounts. Check out our training page to learn more.
FREE Anti-Virus Software
Protect your computer from threats with Symantec Endpoint Protection. It’s a free download for all Penn State students, faculty and staff!
Windows 10 and MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra) do not natively support version 12.x of Symantec Endpoint Protection. Users with Windows 10 should use its built-in native antivirus technology (Windows Defender) for antivirus protection. Keep your Windows Defender antivirus definitions up to date through automated updates. MacOS does not have a native alternative to this software.
Compromised Account Information
Don’t panic. Here’s what to do if your access account has been compromised:
- CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD. If any other accounts you have use the same password as your Penn State access account, change them. Don’t use the same password for multiple accounts and NEVER re-use an old password.
- VERIFY YOUR FORWARDING EMAIL ADDRESS IS CORRECT.
Getting CyberSMART means being aware of how and where you provide your personal information, how you protect your devices, and how you secure your environment to reduce the threat of cyber attack. We’ve got 10 quick tips to help you be CyberSECURE at home, at work, and on campus.