Imagery of Regent people and campus

Alerts

E-card Greeting Viruses

Phoney emails from Regent Help Desk

Phoney emails from the FBI

Phishers use IRS tax refund as bait


Useful Links

Regent University provides Antivirus software to all managed workstations and laptops. If you believe your Regent computer does not have Antivirus software on it or the definitions are out-of-date, call the Help Desk immediately.

You should have an Antivirus program running on your personal computers as well. Here is a list of vendors to choose from.

OnGuard Online is a government sponsored website that provides lots of useful tips on how to protect yourself online.

Symantec Security Response provides detailed information about current threats and how to protect your computer from them.

Our Unsolicited Email FAQ answers some of the most common questions we've received about Spam and Phishing. Take a look, you might find the answer to a question you have about unsolicited Email.

Our Password Security FAQ answers some of the most common questions we've received about our password requirements and keeping passwords a secret. Take a look, you might find the answer to a question you have about Password Security.

Recently, some folks published a paper titled Why Phishing Works. I highly recommend that all persons interested in learning more about protecting themselves from this tactic (and further from identity theft) read this paper. There are many technical references within the paper, but I urge the reader to become familiar with them as knowing what these terms mean will better prepare you for safe online business transactions. I offer that all will come away from this paper much more alert about non-authentic web sites. In the least, it should stir up an effort within you to become more conscience about which sites you do business with over the Internet. Enjoy!