Never leave your purse, wallet, backpack, laptop, or other property unattended even for a moment.
Carry insurance on your valuables. Check you homeowners’ insurance policy to see if valuables are covered on campus, or arrange for separate coverage.
Record serial numbers and keep photos or descriptions of your valuables.
Use computer locking devices for extra protection.
Protecting Your Data, Privacy and Identity
Take advantage of the programs, information, and tips available from the Office of Information Resources to protect computers against viruses, worms, malware, and other security breaches and to keep user accounts secure.
Scan computers for security problems before connecting to the Internet.
Memorize all of your PIN numbers.
Never give any credit card, bank, or social security information to anyone over the telephone or in response to an unsolicited email.
Take great care when using social networking Internet sites like MySpace, Facebook, TagWorld and Bebo, or video sites like YouTube. Do not post risky, sensitive, or potentially embarrassing personal information or videos.
Use only legal file trading sites and methods to download and share music.
Do not lend computers and accounts to others. Protect Social Security and Student ID numbers and only give them out when it is essential.
If you are the victim of identity theft contact the university police immediately.