Higher education has been identified as a high risk environment for data breaches and potential identity theft. Unlike corporations, university networks must remain open to enable research and academic inquiry. That said, universities are challenged not only to protect their data, but to respond to the inevitable disclosure of private information. Over the last few years, numerous colleges, government agencies, and corporations have had to address the aftereffects of a data breach. LSU wants to mitigate the impact of a potential breach on the LSU community.
Links on identity theft and its prevention
US-CERT (United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team)
- Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks
- Choosing and Protecting Passwords
- Guidelines for Publishing Information Online
- How Anonymous Are You?
- Protecting Your Privacy
- Supplementing Passwords
- Understanding Anti-Virus Software
- Understanding Firewalls
- Understanding Web Site Certificates
Federal Trade Commission
United States Department of Justice
Social Security Administration
Credit Reporting Agencies