Alerts & Tips

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Keep your information private and your data safe. Follow these tips to avoid common security issues.

Secure Your Computer

If your computer is not secure, you are putting not only your own work at risk but also that of others at UNM.

Following HSC standards will greatly improve the overall security of your computer. All of these measures are mandated by the HSC’s baseline IT security requirements, and they apply to all campus systems used to conduct University business. If your department has technical support staff, consult with them about preferred practices.

Secure all operating systems on your computer. If you have a Mac that runs Windows, make sure you secure both. Too often, we hear people say, “I use a Mac, so I don’t have to worry about security problems.” Not true! Every kind of computer is vulnerable to security problems. 

Whether you use a Macintosh or Windows computer makes no difference for one of the biggest security problems—loss or theft of your computer.

Protect Your Identity

Identity theft is a rapidly growing threat, and it thrives on poor security practices. Your best defense is to build good security habits and encourage everyone you know to do the same. If you believe you may be the victim of identity theft, contact the UNM Campus Police at 505-277-2241 or your local community law enforcement to file a report.