Data Privacy Month: Love yourself! Love your data!

From password protecting to encrypting your data, there are several security measures you can take to protect yourself and others.

OIT encourages you to learn how during Data Privacy Month, which is held annually to empower campus users to protect their privacy and to control their digital footprint. Sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance from Jan. 28 to Feb. 28, Data Privacy Month also stresses the “protection of privacy and data as everyone’s priority.”

Take a few minutes to watch ALL of the brief SANS Securing the Human videos — especially Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Personally Identifiable Information (PII), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Data Protection — to learn valuable steps for protecting the privacy of all campus constituents. Sign in to Moodle with your Unity ID and password and then click Enroll me to access these brief videos.

If you handle personal information such as Social Security numbers, financial information and educational and medical records, you have a duty and responsibility to protect it in the same manner you would want your own private data protected. Love yourself! Love your data!