Keep It Private: Data Privacy Month 2014

It’s a new year and a good time to resolve to protect your personal and business information while you’re on the go! Data on your mobile devices grows everyday and you can access almost everything from these devices: email, bank accounts, Google docs, shopping websites, pictures, videos and Facebook and Twitter accounts. The features that make your data so accessible also make your device vulnerable to cyber attacks.

Join us during Data Privacy Month, Jan. 28 through Feb. 28, to learn how to protect your privacy and control your digital footprint while using Google Android and Apple iOS-enabled devices. See Data Privacy Month events and resources below.


Every 30 days, Google requests that you log in to your account. Make sure the login window you see is actually Google.

Sometimes criminals will close your Google tab and open a fake one with a similar login window. When you log in, they then try to steal your login name and password.

Remember the legitimate login page starts with “”.

How much do you know about Cyber Security? When OIT staff randomly asked students on the Brickyard about IT security issues, they gave candid and interesting responses. Watch the Cyber Security Awareness video and compare your answers! See also captioned version on iTunesU.

Data Privacy Month Events

  • Mobile Security Presentations: Come to learn how to use a screen lock passcode, encrypt the data on your device, back up the data on your device, locate your device if its lost, scan your device for malware, and much more. To register, visitClassmate.
    • Mobile Security for the Android, Tuesday, Jan. 28, noon to 1 p.m., 216 Scott Hall (Slide Presentation)
    • Mobile Security for iOS Devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch), RESCHEDULED, Thursday, Jan. 30, noon to 1 p.m., 216 Scott Hall (Slide Presentation)
  • Mobile Security Check Points: Do you have mobile security concerns or general computing questions? An OIT trainer is coming to you to arm you with answers. Look for the OIT pop-up banner from noon to 1 p.m. at the following campus locations:
    • Tuesday, Feb. 4, D.H. Hill Library
    • Thursday, Feb. 13, James B. Hunt Jr. Library