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

October 22nd, 2020

When you forward an email to others or copy new people to an email thread, review all the content in the entire email and make sure the information contained in it is suitable for everyone. It is very easy to forward emails to others, not realizing there is highly sensitive information in the bottom of the email that people should not have access to.

October 21st, 2020

Cyber attackers can just as easily trick or fool you in messaging apps as they can in email. Be on the look-out for scams or attacks via apps such as Slack, Skype, WhatsApp or event simple text messaging. The most common clues are tremendous sense of urgency or curioustiy.

October 20th, 2020

When hosting or attending conference calls, only record the call if you have prior permission, a work related need to record the call, and you make sure everyone on the call knows it will be recorded.

October 19th, 2020

Companies you do business with should never ask for your account information, credit card numbers or password in an email. If you have any questions about an email you receive that supposedly came from your financial institution or service provider, find their number on their website and call them.

October 18th, 2020

Cyber criminals now have a wealth of information on almost all of us. With so many hacked organizations now a days, 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.