Together we can create a community that respects privacy, safeguards data and enables trust.
Through the Defend Your Data program, ITS promotes cybersecurity awareness to encourage WVU employees and students to stay safer online. Adhering to three basic concepts will help you develop good habits and prevent you from becoming an easy target: Lock down your Login by securing your online accounts; own your online presence by considering the privacy implications of your actions; and protect your internet-connected devices by keeping a clean machine. Be vigilant in securing your personal information from people who want to steal it!
Remember, ITS 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 assistance.
Duo Two-Factor Authentication
All WVU students, faculty and staff are required to enroll in Duo two-factor authentication. This second layer of security requires you to confirm your identity using your WVU Login credentials AND a personal device. Set up your Duo account and register a personal device at login.wvu.edu. Be ready to download the FREE Duo Mobile app or purchase a Duo Token at a WVU Barnes & Noble bookstore.
Lock Down Your Login
Usernames and passwords aren’t enough to protect key online accounts. Secure your accounts by creating strong passwords, enabling the strongest authentication, avoiding phishing scams, and protecting your mobile devices. LEARN HOW TO LOCK DOWN YOUR LOGIN
Own Your Online Presence
Everything about you leaves a digital footprint. From what you post on social media to your browsing habits, the things you do online affect you offline. Create a strong and positive online reputation by actively managing your security settings, considering privacy on social media, shopping safely online, traveling safely with technology, and being wary when conducting business on public Wi-Fi. LEARN HOW TO OWN YOUR ONLINE PRESENCE
Keep a Clean Machine
Ensure your internet-connected devices are free from malware and infections. LEARN HOW TO KEEP A CLEAN MACHINE