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

November 30th, 2021

Be very careful of any lost USB drives you may find (such as in the parking lot or local coffee shop) or USB drives you are given at public events, like conferences. It is very easy for these devices to be infected with malware. Never use such devices for work, use only authorized devices issued to you by work.

November 29th, 2021

Cyber criminals now have a wealth of information on almost all of us. With so many organizations getting hacked, cyber criminals simply purchase databases with personal information on millions of people, then use that information to customize their attacks, making them far more realistic. Just because an urgent email has your home address, phone number, or birth date in it does not mean it is legitimate.

November 28th, 2021

Now adays most of us have numerous devices in our homes connect to the Internet. From thermostats and gaming consoles to baby monitors, door locks or even your car. Ensure you change the default passwords on these devices and enable automatic updating.

November 25th, 2021

Never share your passwords with others, including your supervisor or coworkers. Your password is a secret; it only works if only you know it. If anyone else knows your password, you may be responsible for their actions.

November 24th, 2021

More and more scams and attacks are happening over the phone. Whenever you get an urgent phone call pressuring you to do something (such as a caller pretending to be the tax department or Microsoft Tech Support), be very suspicious. It's most likely a scammer trying to trick you out of money or pressure you into making a mistake. Protect yourself, simply hang up the phone or tell the person you can't help them. You are not being rude, the person on the other line is trying to take advantage of you.