Carnegie Mellon University

Students 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 back-ups of your data. In the event of a compromise, your restore process will be greatly simplifies.
  • 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 for security alerts, news, services, safe computing practices, training events, polices and guidelines and help with securing your computer.