Protect Yourself from Bicycle Theft!
- Always secure your bicycle at a campus bicycle rack
- Invest in a quality lock. Consider a quality U-Lock (U-shared bar and shackle lock), or an "O-lock". Chain locks are not as good as the former, but if you are considering one it should be thick and made of case-hardened steel. Cable locks and cheap versions of any lock offer little protection and are trivially easy to cut for most theives.
- Find out of your local police department offers bicycle registration. This dramatically improves your chances of recovering your bicycle if it is stolen. Contact the Daytona Beach Police Department (386-671-5100) too find out their bicycle registration program.
Department of Homeland Security - "If You See Something, Say Something™"
As the anniversary of 9/11 approaches, Campus Safety would like to remind the community of the Department of Homeland Security "If You See Something, Say Something™" public awareness campaign. Launched in July 2010, at Secretary Janet Napolitano's direction, this simple and effective program is intended to raise public awareness of indicators of terrorism and violent crime, and to emphasize the importance of reporting suspicious activity to the proper state and local law enforcement authorities. Follow the link below to view the video and learn more:
"Phishing" refers to email messages, websites, and phone calls which are designed for malicious purposes such as stealing money, installing malicious software, stealing personal information, etc. etc. Some things to watch for in emails are
- links in emails - If you see a link in a suspicious email message, don't click on it. Rest your mouse (but don't click) on the link to see if the address matches the link that was typed in the message.
- bad grammar - Cyber criminals often use bad grammar, spelling, etc.
- threats- An example of a threat would be telling you your email account will be closed if you don't reply with your password.
- promises of money for little or no effort or deals that sound too good to be true
If you suspect you have received a phishing email at work, please contact the Help Desk at 3950 before responding to anything in the email. Microsoft has good information on avoiding phishing and other scams at http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/phishing-faq.aspx