Digital security is about taking action to protect yourself and your UWF community from online threats. This means selecting strong passwords and keeping them secret, taking precautions to protect your computer from spyware, and using anti-virus software (free to UWF students and employees). As a computer user, it is your responsibility to be aware of security threats and to protect against these threats. The consequences of not staying protected include identity theft, loss of computer data, and damage to your personal reputation. Every time you hear about a security breach on the nightly news, it comes as a result of individuals not taking security seriously. This is not something you want on your resume.
If you become aware of security issues at UWF, report them to the ITS Help Desk. If you notice someone not protecting their password, take action. In the digital age, you're not just protecting that individual; you're protecting yourself and the university.
Thousands of organizations have created websites with lots more information about digital security... including us. See our Steps to Protect Your PC.