Information Security

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Phone: 617-879-2309
Fax: 617-879-2406
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Helpdesk
Pilgrim Student Center
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday – Saturday

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Information Security is the practice of defending information from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, perusal, inspection, recording or destruction. This section will help you understand what IT is doing to protect your information, and what you can do to help protect yourself as well.

Data Loss Prevention
Invest the time now to clean Personally Identifiable Information (PII) from your machine and help prevent Identity Theft for yourself, for everyone who shares your computer, and for everyone whose data you handle.

Passwords
Your Wheelock password protects access to the MyWheelock Portal, email, Moodle, files, workstation, and much more! Keeping it secure is an important responsibility.

Phishing
Phishing is a term used to describe scams designed to steal your identity. Scam artists try to obtain your personal information by impersonating a person or company you trust.

Spam
Spam is an unsolicited e-mail to your account, similar to a telemarketing phone call. The best way to handle it is simply delete the message.

Viruses and Spyware
Viruses are small computer programs designed to spread between computers and interfere with normal operations of your computer. Spyware is a different type of program that may display unwanted advertisements, track websites you visit, or disclose personal information to others.

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