Updated IT Security Guidelines for International Travel


Planning to take a trip out of the country? Follow these updated security guidelines for protecting your devices and data when you travel abroad. Contact your IT support team for assistance with implementing these protections.



Don’t Be Fooled! Protect Yourself and Your Identity


According to the US Department of Justice, more than 17 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2014. EDUCAUSE research shows that 21 percent of respondents to the annual ECAR student study have had an online account hacked, and 14 percent have had a computer, tablet, or smartphone stolen. Online fraud is an ongoing risk. The following tips can help you prevent identity theft.

Security Tips for Traveling at Home and Abroad

We all like to travel with our mobile devices (smartphones, laptops, or tablets) — whether it’s just a trip to Umpleby’s or to a café in Paris. These devices make it easy for us to stay connected while on the go, but they can also store a lot of information — including contacts, photos, videos, location, and other personal and financial data — about ourselves and our friends and family. Following are some ways to protect yourself and others.

Learn What it Takes to Refuse the Phishing Bait

Cybercriminals know the best strategies for gaining access to your personal information and Dartmouth’s sensitive data. Many of their methods are not technical. They simply manipulate a community member. We’ve already experienced a phishing incident this year, when a phishing email, claiming to be from Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon, was sent to thousands of Dartmouth accounts. Dozens of unsuspecting community members clicked on the message and provided their username/password.

Keep What's Private, Private

There are no true secrets online.

You exist in digital form all over the Internet: It’s important to ensure the digital you matches what you are intending to share. It is also critical to guard your privacy — not only to avoid embarrassment, but also to protect your identity and finances.

You can take specific steps to protect your online information, identity, and privacy:

Use a unique password for each site. Hackers often use previously compromised information to access other sites. Choosing unique passwords keeps that risk to a minimum.

Managing Your Online Reputation

You should understand how to present yourself on social networking sites and how to safeguard your information. What many may consider temporary or fleeting will most likely remain on the Internet forever. As a result, keep these dos and don’ts in mind when sharing online.

Five Steps to Protect Your Data Now

By Dartmouth’s Chief Information Security Officer, Steve Nyman

CNN, Fox, the New York Times and other news outlets report major IT security incidents daily: State-run breaches originate in Russia, China, and even North Korea, while criminal gangs and cyber hacktivists scour the Internet at large.

Is the threat as bad as it seems?

The answer, unfortunately, is YES.

In this vulnerable environment, how can you protect your data?

Here’s a brief checklist:

Student Voices in Technology: Social Media for Businesses

I work as a social media manager, curating social media accounts for two businesses in addition to my own personal accounts. In all honesty, when I got these jobs I was probably not qualified for them. I thought then that maintaining my own social media presence was sufficient training for managing business accounts. After getting the jobs, I realized that social media platforms are entirely different when used as business tools. Making these business’ social media presences successful took time and research.

October: National Cyber Security Awareness Month

For over a decade, colleges and universities have promoted National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) each October as part of a collaborative effort to ensure everyone has the resources they need to stay safe online.

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What's New in Canvas?

If you’ve taken a break from using Canvas during the summer, here are highlights of some of the most important new features added to Canvas in the past few months:

April: New option for assignments: anonymous peer reviews

June: Canvas got a new look: new user interface



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