Information Technology Security
DEREE – The American College of Greece strives to provide a stable and secure computing environment. However, everyone needs to do their part to maintain safety and security of valuable data and hardware.
Please keep in mind these security guidelines:
- Never e-mail sensitive data to anyone. E-mail is never a secure form of communication. You should never e-mail addresses, identity numbers, etc.
- Be mindful of the safety of where you store information. Mobile devices such as laptops and USB drives are easily stolen or lost. Never store institutional data on these devices.
- Always confirm the identity of anyone asking for personal information. Thieves try to get personal data via the telephone and e-mail.
- DEREE will never ask you to provide sensitive information via an e-mail or telephone.
- Never “lend” your username or passwords to another individual. Each person who should have access to an institutional database will have his or her own username or password.
- Always shred documents that contain sensitive information. Be careful about printing out this information in the first place.
- Never disable security tools (such as anti-virus or firewalls) on DEREE computers. These tools protect both the computer and the user.
- Never open attachments from unknown senders. This is the number one way worms and viruses propagate.
- Always lock your workstations when you are not at your desk.
- Do not set your computers to remember passwords on Outlook. Although it is convenient, this is a risky practice.