Office of Information Technology

Understanding Security Threats

PhishingIn our increasingly connected society, there are more and more security issues to watch out for, and those issues also evolve over time. To get an understanding about the basics of some of the most prevalent security threats, take a look at the articles below.

Identity Theft

Find out how you can prevent your identity from falling into the wrong hands.

Phishing

What's the easiest way for a hacker to get your password? Asking you for it.

Spyware

Learn about the sneaky methods spyware uses to infiltrate and snoop on your devices.

Social Engineering

A little Facebook profile can be a big target.

Staying Safe on Online

See how you can keep you and your family safe online.

Virus

See how SMU is protecting against viruses and how you can help.