Information Security – Provides the ongoing services to help protect FIT from cyber attacks and respond to attacks in progress. Cyber attacks are constantly morphing and improving. The focus of this function is to protect against known methods of cyber-attack (e.g., phishing, social engineering, advanced persistent threat, blunt force) while also working with SUNY and other organizations to be prepared for future attack methods. Examples of services include information security policy, incident response, information security awareness training, network security architecture and monitoring, application security architecture and monitoring.
Below you will find tips and techniques to increase your cybersecurity. For information on the latest threats to the FIT community, please view our Cybersafe page.
Your FIT issued computer may provide access to confidential student and employee information and your personal information as well. To increase cyber security and protect personal and campus information resources from theft, malicious destruction, alterations or other inappropriate or negligent acts, we strongly encourage staff and faculty to lock their unshared FIT issued computer manually when leaving […]
What is Ransomware? Ransomware is computer malware that encrypts the files on your PC, making them (and often your whole computer) unusable. It may also encrypt files on network drives that you have access to, like your N: drive. You regain access to the files by paying a ransom to receive a decryption key. In […]
It is common practice to take certain steps to protect your computer before installing new software; however, those security steps are often neglected when installing browser extensions, add-ons, social media and mobile apps. These programs may request permission to access your data; if they’re compromised by cyber attackers or if you install a malicious or […]
Have you heard about 2-Step Verification? Are you thinking about using it for your FIT Google Apps for Education? Follow our quick guide to find out if it is right for you. What is 2-Step Verification? 2-Step Verification is an additional security feature designed to prevent unauthorized access to your Google account. How does it work? […]
IT for FIT provides protection to campus networks by preventing access to certain websites. We do this to guard against illegal and malicious activity on the FIT networks. If you try to visit a website hosting illegal or malicious content, you will receive a message that “This domain is blocked.” IT for FIT blocks websites that […]
Sophos Endpoint Security and Control is a virus protection software licensed by IT for FIT and installed on all FIT Computers. We recommend that all FIT students, faculty and staff protect their personal computers from malicious software, inappropriate websites, and viruses by installing Sophos Home. Refrain from installing Sophos Home on any device distributed/issued by […]
Spam – Not the Kind in a Can What is Spam? Spam is electronic junk mail. Unwanted messages sent to a large number of recipients. Why are Emails marked as Spam? You previously marked these messages as spam by clicking the “Report spam” or “Report phishing” button. Both actions will send the message to your […]
What is Phishing? (pronounced Fishing) Phishing is a form of fraud where an email sender pretends to be a legitimate company in order to trick the email recipient into sharing important personal information like passwords and account numbers. Tips to Identify Phishing Do you recognize the sender? Email asks you to click on a link […]