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Accessing UO Technology Resources while Traveling

Generally, most technology tools and services are available globally. There are, however, some nations that block traffic to and from specific services, and the Unites States maintains sanctions against certain countries that prohibit network communications.

Adding a Custom Attribute to an IP address in Netdot

This document guides you through the process of using custom attributes to tag IP addresses and IP address block with identifying tags than can be used for specific processing by the Information Security Office (ISO)

Adding multi-factor authentication to personal accounts

This article outlines the steps to set up multi-factor authentication (MFA) or two-step (or two-factor) authentication (2FA), to the most common service providers.

Android Security Guidelines

Recommendations to secure an Android device.

Avoiding COVID-19 cyberscams

This page provides tips to for protecting yourself against online scams related to COVID-19.

Data Handling Quick Reference

This article is a quick reference for how to handle, transmit and dispose of sensitive data.

Data Security in UO Collaboration Tools

This is a quick reference table that shows the data sensitivity levels allowed in UO Collaboration tools.

Doxing and protection

What is Doxxing, how do we avoid it, and respond if it should happen.

Email Spoofing FAQ

This is a FAQ article regarding email spoofing.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

This article is an introduction of Europe's General Data Protection Regulation for individuals in the states interested in compliance laws and data rights. Additional links are available for students or staff curious about the University of Oregon's data classifications and standards.

GLBA Training Program Resources Page

This article provides an overview of GLBA and the resources available at the University of Oregon.

Home Computing Security Guidelines

This article provides a high level overview of securing home networks with links to specific articles.

Home Wi-Fi Network Security Guidelines

This article contains security recommendations for home Wi-Fi networks.

How to Create a Strong Password

Creating a strong password might seem like a daunting task. Here are some recommendations that can help you.

Information Security recommendations before, while, and after returning from traveling abroad

List of recommendations for users planning to travel abroad with computing resources.

iOS Security Guidelines

Security recommendations for iOS devices including iPads, iPhones, and iPods.

IoT Security Guidelines

This article provides guidance on securing personal IoT devices

KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability affecting wireless devices

Background: On October 16, 2017, security researchers disclosed a flaw in the WPA2 protocol used to secure wireless communications. Impact: Any product that communicates over Wi-Fi and uses WPA or WPA2 to encrypt that traffic is vulnerable. This includes nearly all mobile devices, computers, connected home devices, and wireless access points and routers. Communications between vulnerable devices could be decrypted and hijacked.

LTI Assessment Procedure

This procedure seeks to ensure that Learning Tool Integrations (LTIs) with the UO’s Academic Learning Management System (LMS) are appropriately assessed and documented to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the data.

Mobile Device Security Guidelines

This article provides an overview of how to secure a personal mobile device.

Personal Computer Security Guidelines for Windows

Security best practices and guidelines for personally owned computers running the Windows operating system.

Privacy Matters: Protect Before You Connect

Information of how to protect your information from hackers and identity thieves.

Security Awareness Training Program

This article describes the Security Awareness Program at the University of Oregon

SSL Certificates

Info on SSL certificates.

Storage Sanitization Before Reuse, Recycle or Disposal Procedure

This article covers UO standards on media sanitation.

Tips to help determine if a suspicious email is malicious

The UO community is often the target of unwanted email messaging campaigns requesting that the user visit a website and enter their credentials in order to address an urgent issue with their accounts, banking records, student information, and employee records. This knowledge base article will provide you with ten (10) basic tips that everyone can follow to help discern whether an email message is face.

Traveling Outside the United States - Loan Program (Equipment)

If you are traveling for work to one or more countries that are deemed to pose high information security risks, take a loaner laptop and smartphone to help keep intellectual property—yours and the university’s—safer

UO Cybersecurity Basics Training Overview

Learn about UO Cybersecurity Basics, an online training available to all UO employees, and about cybersecurity awareness.

Using the Report Phish button in Outlook

Learn how to use the "Report Phish" button in Outlook to report phishing emails to the UO Information Security Office.

Ways to test your server for SSL vulnerabilities

Self-testing for SSL vulnerabilities can be performed via several methods. Each of these methods gives visibility into slightly different facets of the SSL configuration and posture of the server.

What to Do if Your Account is Compromised

This article contains information on preventing an account compromise as well as how to regain access once an account is compromised.