Today, a lot of our personal information is transmitted and stored online, from our
email addresses and phone numbers to our credit card and Social Security numbers.
Criminals work constantly to steal that data, but fortunately we can protect ourselves
by practicing good information security.
While good information security practices may seem like annoying extra steps each
time you’re online, consider this: Your car’s brakes don’t just slow you down, they
also let you safely drive faster by allowing greater control. Cybersecurity awareness
and best practices will similarly let you do more online with increased safety and
By following the simple steps outlined in our short Canvas course (login required),
we can all better use technology to improve our life at the University of Utah and
at home without fear of cyberattacks.
Take the Canvas Course