Think of your personal information—such as social security numbers, credit card numbers, medical information—as the furniture in your house. Your passwords are the keys to that house. Just as you would never leave your house keys unattended or leave your front doors unlocked, you should be mindful of ‘closing and locking the door’ to your personal information.

The information that we as members of the university need to protect includes personal and/or identifying student, faculty, staff, and alumni, intellectual property, research data, and more. The cyber security at APU is our shared responsibility. Using cyber security safe practices is important for everyone in the university community.

Be Safe

  1. Use strong passwords or rather passphrases.
    Learn more about creating strong passwords

  2. Do not use the same password for multiple accounts.

  3. Never share passwords.

  4. Don't allow sites to store passwords.
    In other words, never check the "Remember Me" checkbox

  5. Protect all devices that connect to the internet.
    Use anti-virus and perform system updates

  6. Store and share content only through APU systems.
    Never store APU information on a personal device or a personal Google account

What to do if you suspect Information is compromised

If you suspect that your information, data or passwords have been compromised; if you discovery loopholes in access to information; or if you find printed documents containing personal information, contact the IMT Support Center immediately at 626-815-5050.