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Monthly Security Tip Newsletters 

Date Issued                            Subject                                
 August 2012  Phishing: How to Avoid Getting Hooked!
March 2012  Cyber Security Emerging Trends and Threats for 2012      
February 2012  Staying Safe on Social Networking Sites
January 2012  10 Things You can do to Avoid Fraud
December 2011  Cyber Security and You: Top 10 Tips
November 2011  Cyber Crime: How It Happens And How You Can Protect Yourself
October 2011  Cyber Ethics
September 2011  Cyber Bullying: What You Need To Know To Keep Your Family Safe
August 2011  Securing Mobile Devices
March 2011   Security and Privacy on Social Networking Sites
February 2011  Records Retention and Disposition
January 2011   Cloud Computing
December 2010  Online Holiday Shopping Security Tips
November 2010  Security and Privacy on Social Networking Sites                      
October 2010  Identity Theft

SUNY NY-Alert Faculty/Staff


  1. Go online to and select Cortland from the college drop-down box.

  2. Under enter user ID, type in the same name you use to log on to your office computer and also enter the same password you use on campus.

  3. A SUNY Emergency Alert page will appear. Enter your appropriate contact information, then choose submit. If all the fields have been correctly filled, you will be able to select confirm and sign-off.

NOTE: We recommend that you supply at least one e-mail address and cell phone number. There is no need to provide a fax number. Please do not supply a text-messaging number if your carrier is not listed on the menu. NY-Alert continues to expand its services to other carriers and we will have regular updates to the system.


When you cross the street, you look both ways so make sure it’s safe. Staying safe on the Internet is similar. It takes some common sense steps -- STOP. THINK. CONNECT.

STOP.  Before you use the Internet, take time to understand the risks and learn how to spot potential problems.

THINK. Take a moment to be certain the path is clear ahead. Watch for warning signs and consider how your actions online could impact your safety, or your family’s.

CONNECT. Enjoy the Internet with greater confidence, knowing you’ve taken the right steps to safeguard yourself and your computer.

STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Protect yourself and help keep the web a safer place for everyone.

 Online Shopping Security Links

What to do if you encounter problems with online shopping sites:

If you have problems shopping online, contact the seller or site operator directly. If those attempts are not successful, you may wish to contact the following entities:

For additional information about safe online shopping, please visit the following sites: