2013 Fall Planning Safety Presentation
- Click here to view the Campus Safety information on personal safety, responding to emergencies on campus, and other important safety topics presented by our Director of Campus Safety, Bill Tillard, during the 2013 Fall Planning
Protect Yourself from Bicycle Theft!
- Always secure your bicycle at a campus bicycle rack
- Invest in a quality lock. Consider getting two types of locks, such a quality U-Lock (U-shared bar and shackle lock), and a quality chain and lock made of case-hardened steel. Thieves are often only equipped to defeat one type of lock at a time (e.g. cutters for a chain or a pry bar for solid locks), and having two different types can prevent theft.
- Register your bicycle. Check with your local police agency or online. (There are organizations you can access online that will register your bicycle in an official registry, but some of them charge money.)
- View our presentation on preventing bicycle theft.
Department of Homeland Security - "If You See Something, Say Something™"
As the anniversary of 9/11 approaches, Campus Safety would like to remind the community of the Department of Homeland Security "If You See Something, Say Something™" public awareness campaign. Launched in July 2010, at Secretary Janet Napolitano's direction, this simple and effective program is intended to raise public awareness of indicators of terrorism and violent crime, and to emphasize the importance of reporting suspicious activity to the proper state and local law enforcement authorities. Follow the link below to view the video and learn more:
"Phishing" refers to email messages, websites, and phone calls which are designed for malicious purposes such as stealing money, installing malicious software, stealing personal information, etc. etc. Some things to watch for in emails are
- links in emails - If you see a link in a suspicious email message, don't click on it. Rest your mouse (but don't click) on the link to see if the address matches the link that was typed in the message.
- bad grammar - Cyber criminals often use bad grammar, spelling, etc.
- threats- An example of a threat would be telling you your email account will be closed if you don't reply with your password.
- promises of money for little or no effort or deals that sound too good to be true
If you suspect you have received a phishing email at work, please contact the Help Desk at 3950 before responding to anything in the email. Microsoft has good information on avoiding phishing and other scams at http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/phishing-faq.aspx