What you can do to keep Macalester’s data safe

Everyone has a part in protecting information, regardless of role. By becoming aware of risks, threats, and vulnerabilities, you help to protect Macalester as well as yourself from cyber threats.

  • Use a unique, strong password or passphrase
  • Enable two-factor or multi-factor authentication
  • Use a password manager
  • Don’t get phished
  • Enable automatic system and application updates
  • Turn on host based firewall
  • Use anti-virus software
  • Encrypt your computer
  • Backup your computer
  • Install and use applications from reputable developers
  • Connect to trusted, secure wireless networks
  • Use VPN when away from campus

What the Information Security Office does to mitigate risk through the development and maintenance of:

  • Macalester’s information security program
  • ITS Policies
  • Best practices for keeping data secure
  • Security awareness and training
  • Ongoing risk assessments and compliance activities

The Information Security Office strives to balance confidentiality, integrity and availability for all college constituents in order to provide a secure and accessible computing environment.

Report security incidents

ITS Help Desk
helpdesk@macalester.edu