Print & Post
Print and post these IT security posters (8½x11 inch PDFs) to help your colleagues, friends, and others you care about protect themselves and the university from IT security threats.
IT Security Tips
- Lock Your Screen When You Leave. Protect yourself and U-M by locking workstations, laptops, and devices when they are not in use.
- Protect Your U-M Account. Check links in email before clicking, don't open suspicious attachments or shared docs, and look before you log in.
- Secure Your Password. Tips for creating a strong UMICH (Level-1) password and protecting it.
- Shop Online Safely. Tips for making your online shopping experience safer.
- U-M Data Classification Levels. U-M uses four data classification levels: Restricted, High, Moderate, and Low. The goal of data classification policy is to allow users to identify, understand, better manage, and employ an appropriate level of security for university-owned data.
- Use a Passcode or PIN for Your Mobile Devices. Always secure your mobile devices with either a password, passcode, PIN, pattern, or fingerprint. It is one of the most important ways to protect the information that is accessible from your devices.
- What to Do if Your U-M Account is Compromised. If you think your U-M account might be compromised, you should take action immediately.
Phishing & Suspicious Email
- Advanced Spoof Spotting with DKIM. Use DKIM to take your spoofed email spotting to the next level.
- Beware of Ransomware! How ransomware spreads and how you can protect yourself against it.
- How to Spot a Spoof. Spot spoofed email by examining sender addresses.
- Report Phishing & Email Scams. Report phishing and suspicious email to IT security staff at ReportPhish@umich.edu.
- Spot Suspicious Content in Email. Spot phish and scams by examining the content in email messages.
- Privacy Matters. Tips for protecting and respecting privacy.
- Security Privacy Interaction Lab (spilab) at the School of Information. Printable posters and tip sheets to help you secure your privacy online.
- "Are you there" scam. Did you just get an urgent request for money from your boss? Stop and check. It could be a forged email from a scammer.
- Phone scams and vishing. Hang up on vishing–voice phishing–and fraudulent phone calls with these tips.
- Prevent Tax Fraud. Tips for preventing tax fraud, spotting tax-related scams, and getting more information and assistance.
- Tech Support Scams. Don't be fooled by fake tech support claims in phone calls and web pop-ups.
- Text Message Scams or Smishing. Watch out for text message scams known as smishing, or sms/text phishing.
- Watch for Coronavirus Scams. Watch out for scams trying to capitalize on fear of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Working and Learning Remotely
- Secure Videoconferencing. Protect yourself and others when videoconferencing by following these tips.
- Traveling with Duo. Duo offers many options for use while traveling or working and learning away from U-M.
- Travel with Tech. Protect your security and privacy, as well as sensitive U-M data, when you travel with technology.
- Anti-Phishing Posters and Tip Sheets in English, Mandarin, and Spanish. Printable posters and tip sheets in three languages to inform people of ways to spot and report phishing attempts.
- Michigan Medicine IT Cyber Safety – Review In 2. Posters from Michigan Medicine's monthly series.
Digital sign versions of most of the posters above are available to the U-M community in a U-M Dropbox folder: Safe Computing - Security Tips (Digital Signs) (U-M login required).