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Defend Your Data: Spring clean your digital identity

Information Technology Services wants to help you get a jump start on your spring cleaning. Join us for free coffee on March 28 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Mountainlair as part of our new Cats, Coffee, and Cybersecurity monthly event that offers cybersecurity tips from Spy Cat to better protect your online privacy. This third event will focus on how to make sure your online presence is safe and to #defendyourdata.

Don’t have time to stop by? Follow @StaySafeOnline and their #UpdateMeow campaign, as well as @WVUITServices and take these tips from Spy Cat: 

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Faculty and staff: Keep physical offices secured when vacant and be aware of key loggers

Information Technology Services urges all faculty and staff on all WVU campuses to physically secure your offices and computer equipment when not in use, and to be aware of the threat of keyloggers. These are small USB devices that hackers use to record your keystrokes and steal your passwords and other sensitive information.

Keyloggers are easy to covertly install and easy to miss because they are small, and USB ports may be on the back of your desktop computer. Keyloggers are typically installed for a malicious purpose, such as stealing your login credentials and other private data. This can put information on your local computer at risk.

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