Defend Your Data
Be vigilant and protect your personal information from people who want to steal and use it.
WVU Information Technology Services personnel will NEVER send you an unsolicited
email asking for your Login username and password or other personally identifiable
information. The only time you may be asked for that information is after you’ve
contacted the Service Desk for help.
The first line of defense in the fight against identity theft is you. Be suspicious about all electronic communications from strangers, and don’t become an easy target by developing bad habits.
The links below are tried and tested Best Practices to help you
Defend Your Data!
Awareness TrainingSafe Use of WVU Login Credentials
Social Security Number Protection
Recognize and Avoid Phishing Attacks
Protect Credit Card Information
Credit CardsEMV (Chip and PIN) Payment Card FAQ
Compromised AccountWhat To Do If Your E-Mail Account Gets Hijacked
Antivirus Software for Personal Computers
PasswordsCreate Strong, Separate Passwords for Your Work and Private Accounts
Personal DevicesTips for Protecting Personal Devices
Protect Your IdentityHow to Establish a Fraud Alert on Your Personal Accounts
Identity Theft and Fraud FAQ
Help! I Took the Phishing Bait and Got Hooked. What Do I Do Now?
Safe Cyber Shopping
Work at Home Scams
Secure Social NetworkingSecure Your Future: Social Networking Security Settings
Facebook Lockdown: Don't Overexpose Your Data
Security Tips When Traveling AbroadInternational Travel Tips
Educational and governmental security pages for international travel
FBI Brochure on safety and security while traveling abroad