WSU Cougar Head Logo Washington State University
WSU Insider
News and Information for Faculty, Staff, and the WSU Community

Cyber security tips: Browse safely

Almost all employees do some business for WSU through the internet via browsers. Internet browsers tend to be a target for cyber attackers. Keep vigilant against cyber attacks by always using the latest browser version. Updated browsers have the latest security patches and are much harder to hack into. Not sure if yours is the latest version? Contact your area technology officer, the Crimson Service Desk, or the IT Security team to confirm.

Here are some other tips to stay safe online:

  • Before submitting sensitive information through a website, make sure your browser is using HTTPS, which is a sign of encryption
  • Only install plug-ins and add-ons that are absolutely needed and approved – and ensure they are the latest version
  • Always log off when done with a website

Per EP 37, information security and privacy awareness education must be provided to all university employees. Log on to your Online Learning Account and search for ‘cyber security’ in the custom course library tab to find the WSU Cyber Security Awareness – Core training.

Questions? Contact:

The Notices and Announcements section is provided as a service to the WSU community for sharing events such as lectures, trainings, and other highly transactional types of information related to the university experience. Accuracy of the information presented is the responsibility of those who submitted it. The self-uploaded posts are reviewed for compliance with state statutes and ethics guidelines but are not edited by the News and Media Relations unit for spelling, grammar or clarity.

Recent News

Platinum really is forever

Scientists at WSU’s Institute for Shock Physics discovered something unexpected when they tested mankind’s most valuable metals to see how much pressure they could take.

WSU Regents Professor honored with Organic Pioneer Award

John Reganold accepted the Rodale Institute’s award, given to scientists, farmers, and business leaders working to support a healthier planet.

WSU faculty, staff welcome at Oct. 3–4 Career Expo and Technical Fair

Students and others seeking jobs and internships are invited to participate in this fall’s Career Expo and Technical Fair set for Oct. 3 and 4, as well as preparatory events leading up to those dates.

Find More News