Faculty and Staff Safe Computing Tips-Computing Services ISO - Carnegie Mellon University

Faculty & Staff Safe Computing Tips

The Information Security Office (ISO) recommends the following safe computing practices, to protect the data and computers of the Carnegie Mellon community members, and to avoid problems associated with malware and break-ins:

  • DO perform regular updates of your operating system, web browser and other applications.
  • DON'T provide your user ID, password or other confidential information in an email or in response to an email. A request to do so is likely a phishing attempt.

The ISO encourages the university community to visit the ISO Website often at https://www.cmu.edu/iso/ for security alerts, news, services, safe computing practices, training events, polices and guidelines and help with securing your computer.