Cybersecurity is our shared responsibility.

Information Security

Maricopa Community Colleges are committed to protecting the privacy and security of the information and electronic resources which support all of our colleges. Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility in which all members of the MCCCD community take part in. With a stewardship mentality, together we can greatly minimize the risks to the organization, staff, faculty, students, and constituents.

 

Security Awareness Tip of the Day

May 24th, 2020

Bad guys are targeting your social media accounts. One of the most effective ways you can protect them is with a unique, strong password called a passphrase. Enabling two-step verification (if your social media site offers it) is even better.

May 20th, 2020

Virtual Private Networks (VPN) create encrypted tunnels when you connect to the Internet. They are a fantastic way to protect your privacy and data, especially when traveling and connecting to untrusted or unknown networks, such as at hotels or coffee shops. Use a VPN whenever possible, both for work and personal use.

May 19th, 2020

Phishing is when an attacker attempts to fool you into clicking on a malicious link or opening an attachment in an email. Be suspicious of any email or online message that creates a sense of urgency, has bad spelling or addresses you as "Dear Customer."

May 18th, 2020

Ultimately, common sense is your best defense. If an email, phone call or online message seems very urgent, suspicious or too good to be true, it may be an attack.

May 17th, 2020

Two-step verification is one of the best steps you can take to secure any account. Two-step verification is when you require both a password and code sent to or generated by your mobile device. Examples of services that support two-step verification include Gmail, Dropbox and Twitter.