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Information Security

Information Security, also known as InfoSec, protects both physical and digital data—essentially data in any form—from unauthorized access, use, change, disclosure, deletion, or other forms of malintent.

You can help protect yourself by staying informed of the recent posts, following our Cybersafe tips, reviewing past threats, and reviewing previous CISO Updates.

FIT is Cybersafe is FIT’s campaign for cybersecurity for our community.

Cyberattacks, identity theft, and online scams are all over the news lately. A school might not seem like a likely target, but colleges, along with other institutions, are increasingly in the cross-hairs of global cybercriminals. College databases hold a lot of personal information about students and employees that can be valuable to hackers.

Many attacks against institutions like FIT succeed because of something a community member did (clicking on something they shouldn’t) or didn’t do (use a strong password). That’s why we’re starting a campaign to make everyone aware of what they can do to stay cybersafe. We’ll provide tips, training, and online resources and members of our security team will be at campus events to promote awareness and answer questions. And remember the same practices that protect you at FIT protect you at home.

Be aware—and Be Cybersafe!

Two Factor Authentication (2FA) at FIT

Due to the rising levels of cyberattacks that have been so visible in the media, it is important that FIT and the FIT community take the necessary steps to better protect the college and its data from cyber harm or theft. 

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) also known as 2-Step Verification, or multi-factor authentication requires a user to present two or more pieces of evidence to authenticate (verify their identity) before they are granted access to an application. 

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Recent Posts

Review Past Threats

Cybercriminals often reuse or create a variation of past scams, read through our threat archives to learn more about how to stay Cybersafe.